Omission Exercises for Class 8

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

Consuming peanuts regularly help (1) ______________ ______________ ______________
reduce risk of cardiovascular diseases (2) ______________ ______________ ______________
without weight gain. Peanuts are rich (3) ______________ ______________ ______________
source mono-saturated fatty acids, (4) ______________ ______________ ______________
magnesium copper, arginine and fibre, (5) ______________ ______________ ______________
all of have risk reducing properties. (6) ______________ ______________ ______________
Peanuts are rich the type of (7) ______________ ______________ ______________
fats actually reduce cardiovascular (8) ______________ ______________ ______________
disease risk and its strong satiating properties.

Answer (Before Missing After)

  1. regularly can help
  2. of the cardiovascular
  3. are the rich
  4. source of mono-saturated
  5. magnesium and copper
  6. of them have
  7. rich in the
  8. fats that actually

Q. In the passage 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 it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined.

One morning a farmer was astonished to discover
that his goose had laid egg of solid gold. (1) ______________ ______________ ______________
He seized the precious egg, ran into house (2) ______________ ______________ ______________
and with trembling hands, showed it his wife. (3) ______________ ______________ ______________
“Look, my wife” he said, “we rich !” Then (4) ______________ ______________ ______________
the farmer took the golden egg to market (5) ______________ ______________ ______________
and sold it for a good price. The morning the (6) ______________ ______________ ______________
goose again laid a golden egg, and farmer sold (7) ______________ ______________ ______________
that too for much money. Everyday thereafter found (8) ______________ ______________ ______________
in the barnyard an egg of purest gold.

Answer (Before Missing After)

  1. laid an egg
  2. into the house
  3. it to his
  4. we are rich
  5. to the market
  6. The next morning
  7. and the farmer
  8. thereafter he found

Q. In the passage 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 it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined.

The oldest stone buildings the world (1) ______________ ______________ ______________
are the pyramids of Egypt. They stood (2) ______________ ______________ ______________
for nearly 5000 years it seems likely (3) ______________ ______________ ______________
that they continue to stand for thousands (4) ______________ ______________ ______________
of years yet. There are eighty them (5) ______________ ______________ ______________
scattered along the banks of Nile, some (6) ______________ ______________ ______________
of are different in shape from true (7) ______________ ______________ ______________
pyramids. The most famous these are the (8) ______________ ______________ ______________
‘Step pyramid’ and the ‘Bent Pyramid’.

Answer (Before Missing After)

  1. before word after
  2. buildings of the
  3. They have stood
  4. years and it
  5. they may continue
  6. eighty of them
  7. of the Nile
  8. of them are
  9. famous of these

Q. There is a word omitted in each line, write the missing word along with the word that comes before and after it.

We living in a period of great change. (1) ______________ ______________ ______________
There are some forces human nature which (2) ______________ ______________ ______________
cannot destroyed such as love of one’s soil. (3) ______________ ______________ ______________
Nationalism is a great factor modern history. (4) ______________ ______________ ______________
It can kept pure only if the nationals of a (5) ______________ ______________ ______________
country have a human feeling all men. (6) ______________ ______________ ______________
From the love our country we must progress (7) ______________ ______________ ______________
to a love of mankind. It should not develop (8) ______________ ______________ ______________
a hatred for others.

Answer (Before Missing After)

  1. before word after
  2. we are living
  3. forces of human
  4. cannot be destroyed
  5. factor of modern
  6. can be kept
  7. feeling for all
  8. love of our
  9. of the mankind

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