Editing Exercises for Class 7

Editing Exercises with Answers

Q. A paragraph is given below. It has four errors. Edit the paragraph, clues are given:

The old man came in. He bow to all of us. Then he removed his hat and glove. He handed over his things for the boy. The boy stood behind the old mans chair.

Clues:

  1. verbal mistake to be corrected.
  2. noun plural to be used.
  3. preposition to be corrected.
  4. apostrophe to be used.

Answer

  1. bowed
  2. gloves
  3. to
  4. man’s

Q. There is an error in each line of the following passage. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the answer sheet.

Electricity is supplied to a house
through cables. In cities a (1) _____________________ _____________________
cables are usually lay underground, (2) _____________________ _____________________
but in towns or villages they (3) _____________________ _____________________
may be carried in poles. (4) _____________________ _____________________
Inside the house these (5) _____________________ _____________________
cable is connecting to a main switch. (6) _____________________ _____________________
In a emergency, the (7) _____________________ _____________________
power can be turned of from (8) _____________________ _____________________
the mains.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. a – the
  2. lay – laid
  3. or – and
  4. in – on
  5. these – this
  6. connecting – connected
  7. a – an
  8. of – off

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank has been provided. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet.

For a last three centuries (1) _____________________ _____________________
the findings of science has had (2) _____________________ _____________________
a marked impact at society (3) _____________________ _____________________
but people on a whole have (4) _____________________ _____________________
not understood just how our world has being affected (5) _____________________ _____________________
nor have they cared. From a time of Newton (6) _____________________ _____________________
men begin to realize that (7) _____________________ _____________________
through technology, which was base upon the findings (8) _____________________ _____________________
of science, comforts could be gained.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. a – the
  2. has – have
  3. at – upon
  4. a – the
  5. being – been
  6. a – the
  7. begin – began
  8. base – based

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct number in your answer sheet.

Thanks to the current interest in fitness
and health these peoples are taking. (1) _____________________ _____________________
In each locality we find this days (2) _____________________ _____________________
that some centres and clubs is springing (3) _____________________ _____________________
up and they are do well in their (4) _____________________ _____________________
venture. But fortunate they are (5) _____________________ _____________________
not within easy reach of more. (6) _____________________ _____________________
Their fee are high and the centres (7) _____________________ _____________________
suffer from lack in equipments. (8) _____________________ _____________________

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. peoples – people
  2. this – these
  3. is – are
  4. do – doing
  5. fortunate – unfortunately
  6. all – many
  7. fee – fees
  8. in – of

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct blank number in your answer sheet.

I was working in a store that sold
handbags and luggage while a (1) _____________________ _____________________
woman came in for return a (2) _____________________ _____________________
purse she has purchased a few (3) _____________________ _____________________
days early. The store policy was not (4) _____________________ _____________________
to take returns of use goods (5) _____________________ _____________________
but a woman assured that the (6) _____________________ _____________________
item is still brand new. Since (7) _____________________ _____________________
the woman was so insistent, the shopkeeper refunded the money and on opening the (8) _____________________ _____________________
purse found her keys inside the purse.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. while – when
  2. for – to
  3. has – had
  4. early – earlier
  5. use – used
  6. a – the
  7. is – was
  8. and – but

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet.

Deepak Parekh is widely known
as a senior statesmen of Indian business. (1) _____________________ _____________________
He is respecting not just for his financial (2) _____________________ _____________________
acumen and also for his integrity and un- (3) _____________________ _____________________
flinching moral courage. He has spoke out (4) _____________________ _____________________
against corruption, misgovernance or communalism (5) _____________________ _____________________
at a time that many other leading business (6) _____________________ _____________________
persons choose to steer clear of such subjects. (7) _____________________ _____________________
Official, he handed over the Chairmanship (8) _____________________ _____________________
of HDFC to Keki Mystery in December 2013.

Answer (Error – Correction)

  1. statesmen – statesman
  2. respecting – respected
  3. and – but
  4. spoke – spoken
  5. or – and
  6. that – when
  7. choose – chose
  8. official – officially

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