Omission Exercises for Class 10

Q. In the following paragraph one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing words in the given paragraph, along with the words that come before and the words that come after it in the space provided.

Most the people (1) _______ _______ _______
are annoyed passwords (2) _______ _______ _______
They have many remember (3) _______ _______ _______
On any given day are (4) _______ _______ _______
bound forget them. (5) _______ _______ _______
This creates difficulties the (6) _______ _______ _______
people.

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. most of the
  2. annoyed at/with passwords
  3. many to remember
  4. day they are
  5. bound to forget
  6. difficulties for the

Q. In the paragraph given below, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after.

Vicky bent low, slipped the window and (1) _______ _______ _______
looked out. Down smooth drive, nearly (2) _______ _______ _______
out of sight, was a vehicle didn’t recognize. (3) _______ _______ _______
He knew something bad was going to happen. (4) _______ _______ _______
He kept fingers crossed. (5) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. slipped to the
  2. Down the smooth
  3. vehicle he didn’t
  4. knew that something
  5. kept his fingers

Q. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and after it.

Space shuttle Atlantis which is orbiter (1) _______ _______ _______
began its first flight October 1985 and (2) _______ _______ _______
retired recently after completing last flight (3) _______ _______ _______
in July 2011. weighed around 80 tonne. It (4) _______ _______ _______
spent 306 days, 14 hours 12 minutes (5) _______ _______ _______
43 seconds in space.

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. is an orbiter
  2. flight in October
  3. completing its last
  4. 2011. It weighed
  5. minutes and 43

Q. In the following passage, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the words that come before and after it.

Lichens are found throughout the world, often
occupying areas no other plant could survive. In (1) _______ _______ _______
Antarctica there are few flowering plants, (2) _______ _______ _______
more 400 (3) _______ _______ _______
species of lichens have been found. Only a species (4) _______ _______ _______
survive near large cities due industrial smoke and (5) _______ _______ _______
gases. Air pollution poses a serious threat to lichens.

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. areas where no
  2. Antarctica where there
  3. more than 400
  4. a few species
  5. due to industrial

Q. In the following passage one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the words that come before and after it.

You’ll be glad to that I’ve filled up the NDA form. (1) _______ _______ _______
The entrance test is scheduled the 14th of June. (2) _______ _______ _______
I’m thinking joining the REC tutorial centre. I believe (3) _______ _______ _______
they are good. Please me ` 1500 for the entrance fee. (4) _______ _______ _______
I this money urgently. (5) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. to know that
  2. scheduled for the
  3. thinking of joining
  4. please send me
  5. I need this

Q. In the following paragraph one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along the word before and the word after against the correct blank number.

Missing Before word After A large part India’s population is (1) _______ _______ _______
illiterate. Illiteracy is biggest evil (2) _______ _______ _______
of the Indian society. Removal illiteracy (3) _______ _______ _______
is necessary an all-round (4) _______ _______ _______
development of country. (5) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. part of India’s
  2. is the biggest
  3. Removal of illiteracy
  4. necessary for an
  5. f the country

Q. In the following passage, one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the words that come before and after it.

A severe earthquake struck seismic hot zone in the (1) _______ _______ _______
Himalayan foothills today, toppling thousands houses, (2) _______ _______ _______
causing massive landslides and killing least 87 people. (3) _______ _______ _______
It was the strongest earthquake in last 20 years. (4) _______ _______ _______
Heavy rains hampered rescue operations. (5) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. struck a seismic
  2. thousands of houses
  3. killing at least
  4. in the last
  5. hampered the rescue

Q. The following passage has not been edited. One word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after.

The king pretended to be a thief and he knew
where the keys the treasury were kept. (1) _______ _______ _______
While the diamonds shared, the honest (2) _______ _______ _______
thief felt pity for the king was losing (3) _______ _______ _______
everything. He asked his companion leave (4) _______ _______ _______
a diamond behind safe. (5) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. keys of the
  2. diamonds were shared
  3. king who was
  4. companion to leave
  5. behind the safe

Q. Read the following passage. There is a word missing in each line against which a blank is given. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after in your answer sheet.

A boy drowning in a river (1) _______ _______ _______
and he shouted help. A (2) _______ _______ _______
man who passing jumped (3) _______ _______ _______
into the river saved his life. (4) _______ _______ _______
As man was leaving, the boy asked him (5) _______ _______ _______
why he had risked his own life.

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. boy was drowning
  2. shouted for help
  3. who was passing
  4. river and saved
  5. As the man

Q. The following passage has a word omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the one that comes after it.

When I for board’s examination (1) _______ _______ _______
a physical endurance test compulsory. (2) _______ _______ _______
They me to run as they timed me. (3) _______ _______ _______
The examiner was not and said (4) _______ _______ _______
I would have run again. (5) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. I appeared for
  2. test was compulsory
  3. they asked me
  4. not happy/satisfied and
  5. have to run

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is a missing word in each line. In the blank provided against the line, write the missing word and also the word that proceeds it and that succeeds it.

The word victory generally associated (1) _______ _______ _______
in our minds war and calls up visions (2) _______ _______ _______
of battles, bloodshed conquest by force; (3) _______ _______ _______
and we think war as a glorious achievement (4) _______ _______ _______
of great men—statesmen, warriors struggled (5) _______ _______ _______
for betterment of human race and the (6) _______ _______ _______
progress civilization. We realise that victories (7) _______ _______ _______
of peace even more glorious than (8) _______ _______ _______
the victories war. (9) _______ _______ _______

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. victory is generally
  2. minds with war
  3. bloodshed and conquest
  4. think of war
  5. warriors who struggled
  6. for the betterment
  7. progress of civilization
  8. peace are even
  9. victories of war

Q. The following passage has not been edited. There is a missing word in each line. In the blank provided against the line, write the missing word and also the word that proceeds it and that succeeds it.

Happy is the man acquires the habit of (1) _______ _______ _______
reading when he is young. He positively (2) _______ _______ _______
secured a life-long source pleasure, instruction, (3) _______ _______ _______
and inspiration. So long he has his beloved (4) _______ _______ _______
books, he never feels lonely. He always a (5) _______ _______ _______
pleasant occupation leisure moments, so (6) _______ _______ _______
he never feels bored. He, the possessor of (7) _______ _______ _______
wealth more precious gold. The blessings (8) _______ _______ _______
which reading habit confers on its possessor are (9) _______ _______ _______
many.

Answers (Before Missing After)

  1. man who acquires
  2. he has positively
  3. source of pleasure
  4. long as he
  5. always has a
  6. occupation of leisure
  7. He is the
  8. precious than gold
  9. which the reading

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