Saturday, February 9, 2013

CBSE - Class 9/10 - Editing Exercise - 2

 Editing Exercise

(See Answers below)
Q1(SQP 2011): The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction. Remember to underline the word you have supplied. 

Often these days we hear and speak of the conquered(a) _____ ______
in nature, ‘the taming of a river’, ‘the war against insects’(b) _____ ______
and so on. Often these phrases being used without consciously(c) _____ ______
attaching any value to them, but those have an(d) _____ ______
underlying attitude of hostile towards Nature and Nature’s(e) _____ ______
creatures, a viewpoint which seeming to assume(f) _____ ______
Nature as an enemy that needs to being vanquished.(g) _____ ______
Alternatively, Nature is seen merely as the ‘resource’ to be ‘exploited’           (h) _____ ______



Q2(SQP 2011): The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the word you have supplied.




When I return home from school, I found that(a) _return_ _returned_
my mother were in kitchen and my younger(b) _____ ______
sister is playing with her friends in the verandah.(c) _____ ______
In my room, all the books was lying scattered(d) _____ ______
on the floor. I am definitely very annoyed.(e) _____ ______
I asked my sister, “Ritu, did you entered this room in my absence?”(f) _____ ______
“I was looking for some colourful pictures for my scrap file. I search   (g) _____ ______
through your books and they fall down one           (h) _____ ______
by one”, she answered sheepishly.


Q3: The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Underline each error and write your correction in the space provided. The first one has been done for you as an example.

Thanks to the current interest for fitness                                                (a) _for_ _in_
and health that peoples are taking(b) _____ ______
in each locality we find this days(c) _____ ______
some centres and clubs is springing(d) _____ ______
up and they are do well in their(e) _____ ______
new venture. But fortunately they(f) _____ ______
are not within easy reach for all.   (g) _____ ______
They charges are too high.           (h) _____ ______
Beside, they are located in cities only.




Answer 1:
(a) conquered - conquest
(b) in              - of
(c) being         - are
(d) those         - they
(e) hostile       - hostility
(f) seeming     - seems
(g) being         - be
(h) the             - a

Answer 2:
(a) return    - returned
(b) were      - was
(c) is           - was
(d) was       - were
(e) am         - was
(f) entered   - enter
(g) search   - serached
(h) fall       - fell

Answer 3:
(a) for         - in
(b) peoples - people
(c) this        - these
(d) is           - are
(e) do         - doing
(f) fortunately - unfortunately
(g) for         - to
(h) They     - Their
(i) Beside   - Besides
.

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