Editing Exercises for Class 8

Paragraph Editing with Answers

Q. Following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

The way you feel of yourself (1) __________ __________
your self-esteem affected your (2) __________ __________
happy level, and also can make (3) __________ __________
life more and less stressful for (4) __________ __________
you. For example, till you trust (5) __________ __________
your ability to handle what came (6) __________ __________
you will be more like to see (7) __________ __________
difficult situations like the challenge (8) __________ __________
instead of the threats.

Answer (Incorrect – Correct)

  1. of – about
  2. affected- affects
  3. happy – happiness
  4. and – or
  5. till – unless
  6. came – comes
  7. like – likely
  8. situations – situation

Q. Following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

Poetry open our eyes to (1) __________ __________
new ways of looks at events (2) __________ __________
and emotions. The poet took (3) __________ __________
the readers in voyages with (4) __________ __________
poetic device and shares (5) __________ __________
ideas of them. Poetry is (6) __________ __________
often sees as a special (7) __________ __________
subject of an educated person. (8) __________ __________
Poets, however, feel this poetry (9) __________ __________
is for all.

Answer (Incorrect – Correct)

  1. open – opens
  2. looks – looking
  3. took – takes
  4. in – on
  5. device – devices
  6. of – with
  7. sees – seen
  8. of – by
  9. this – that

Q. Edit the following passage. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

Football was popular in every part (1) __________ __________
of the world. Players ran from one (2) __________ __________
corner to other corner of the playground (3) __________ __________
with fully enthusiasm to score goals. (c) __________ __________
To reach the goalpost of opponent side and (d) __________ __________
to make a successful goal, they played (e) __________ __________
passionate. After scoring a successful (f) __________ __________
goal, what is a response? It is (g) __________ __________
time to celebration, but again he is (h) __________ __________
ready to score next goal. What a game! What a passion!

Answer (Incorrect – Correct)

  1. was – is
  2. ran – run
  3. other – another
  4. fully – full
  5. opponent – opposite
  6. played – play
  7. passionate – passionately
  8. a – the
  9. celebration – celebrate

Q. Edit the following passage. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction.

The minarets of Siddi Bashir’s
mosque at Allahabad are unique. They’re (1) __________ __________
20 metre high and each minaret have (2) __________ __________
three stories with carved stone (3) __________ __________
balconies. The amazing things of (4) __________ __________
these minarets which is joined with (5) __________ __________
each other with a flat terrace in (6) __________ __________
that when the top portion of one minaret is shook, the vibrations (7) __________ __________
travel to the second minaret and that one too start swaying back and forth. (8) __________ __________

Answer (Incorrect – Correct)

  1. at – in
  2. have – has
  3. stories – storeys
  4. things – thing
  5. is – are
  6. in – is
  7. shook – shaken
  8. start – starts

Q. This passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction:

Mankind has doubtedly progressed since (1) __________ __________
medieval times. The earliest men lived like brute. (2) __________ __________
Individual fought among themselves and (3) __________ __________
the strong destroy the weak. This is what (4) __________ __________
happen in the past. But with the passage of (5) __________ __________
time man give up the law of the jungle. (6) __________ __________
Man saw that the law of physical strength do not (7) __________ __________
apply to his life. Thus he became a civilize creature. (8) __________ __________

Answer (Incorrect – Correct)

  1. doubtedly – undoubtedly
  2. men – man
  3. individual – individuals
  4. destroy – destroyed
  5. happen – happened
  6. give – gave
  7. do – did
  8. civilize – civilized

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