Class 10 CBSE English Grammar -Editing Exercises

Editing Solved Exercise With Answers for Class 10 CBSE

Question 1.
The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheets. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

Theatre first develop in Greece as a part of religious(a)………………………..
observation. The stage was simply a circle of turf on who(b)………………………..
the worshippers danced, around a altar of Dionysus.(c)………………………..
The spot was usually at these foot of a hill so that the spectators(d)………………………..
on the slopes would watch the dance. This started the tradition(e)………………………..
of Greek theatres, semicircles of seats build into a hillside.(f)………………………..

Question 2.
The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction as shown in the example.

  ErrorCorrection
A saint walks the streets of Kolkata.e.g.walkswalked
It can happen only at India. It(a)……………………..……………………..
is time that us realised our(b)……………………..……………………..
strength. We are greater people. We(c)……………………..……………………..
have so much religious leaders.(d)……………………..……………………..

Answer:
Error – Correction
(a) at – in
(b) us – we
(c) greater – great
(d) much – many

The following passages have not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and correction against each line. Do not copy the whole passage.

Question 3.

  ErrorCorrection
Spending time in your kids(a)……………………..……………………..
bring immediate as well as long(b)……………………..……………………..
term gain for the parents.(c)……………………..……………………..
According to a research, children of a(d)……………………..……………………..
involved parent were more efficient(e)……………………..……………………..
and get in better with their peers.(f)……………………..……………………..

Answer:
Incorrect – Correct
(a) in – with
(b) bring – brings
(c) for – to
(d) a – an
(e) were
(f) in – on

Question 4.

  ErrorCorrection
Surbhi: I wished to know about the tour program your company offers.(a)……………………..……………………..
Also kindly let me knows the(b)……………………..……………………..
amount what I have to pay. Also(c)……………………..……………………..
let me know if there was any discount available? Also, let me(d)……………………..……………………..
know what the mode of payment are. Travel Agent: I will certainly, if(e)……………………..……………………..
I am also allowed to speak.(f)……………………..……………………..

Answer:
Incorrect – Correct
(a) wished – wish
(b) knows – know
(c) what – that
(d) was – is
(e) are – is
(f) allow – allowed

Question 5.
The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheets. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

In 1868 a British scientist name Sir Norman Lockyer was(a)………………………..
studying the sun with a instrument called‘the spectroscope’.(b)………………………..
A mysterious line appeared in the spectrum he was looked at.(c)………………………..
This could only come from a new element, which weren’t(d)………………………..
yet known to exist! The new element was name ‘(e)………………………..
‘helium’, for the Greek word ‘helios’, means ‘sun’.(f)………………………..

Question 6.

  ErrorCorrection
The Chief Minister in Gujarat(a)……………………..……………………..
met the student of SRCC(b)……………………..……………………..
in 6th February in Delhi.(c)……………………..……………………..
He deliver a lecture on(d)……………………..……………………..
the global roll of Gujarat economy.(e)……………………..……………………..
His lecture is appreciated by all.(f)……………………..……………………..

Answer:
Incorrect – Correct
(a) if – of
(b) student – students
(c) in – on
(d) deliver – delivered
(e) roll – role
(f) is – was

Question 7.

  ErrorCorrection
Sachin Tendulkar is a best(a)……………………..……………………..
cricketer in India. He play for(b)……………………..……………………..
more than 10 years for a country:(c)……………………..……………………..
He take retirement from the game(d)……………………..……………………..
this year. He is know for(e)……………………..……………………..
his skill of batting and fielding.(f)……………………..……………………..

Answer:
Correct – Incorrect
(a) a – the
(b) play – played
(c) a – the
(d) take – took
(e) know – known
(f) of – in

Question 8.

  ErrorCorrection
Last weak the super thief(a)……………………..……………………..
is caught in Pune by the(b)……………………..……………………..
Pune police. He was arrest(c)……………………..……………………..
from an hotel in the city.(d)……………………..……………………..
According to the police he have more(e)……………………..……………………..
than 500 cases about theft against him.(f)……………………..……………………..

Answer:
Incorrect – Correct
(a) weak – week
(b) is – was
(c) arrest – arrested
(d) an – a
(e) have – has
(f) about – of

The following passages have not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect avid and the correction in the Spate provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied

  IncorrectCorrect
The people of Rome were dividing(a)…………………………
into two classes, the Patricians and     
the Pleibians . The Patricians was the(b)…………………………
noble People. They own most of the land.(c)…………………………
They govern  the state and they(d)…………………………
lead the soldiers to battle .The (e)…………………………
The Pleibians forms the rank and file of(f)…………………………
the army and though they endures all(g)…………………………
the hardships of war, they do not (h)…………………………
reap any advantage.   

Answers:

 IncorrectCorrect
(a)dividing   divided
(b)waswere
(c)own owned    
(d)govern   governed  
(e)lead led       
(f)forms formed 
(g)endures   endured 
(h)dodid

Editing Exercise

The following passage have not been edited. There is an error in each line against which a blank is given. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided. Remember to underline the word that you have supplied.

  IncorrectCorrect
George and Peter are but half  (a)…………..…………..
a mile from home when  x x
they were attacking by a wolf  (b)…………..…………..
“Drive on fast” shouting George (c)…………..…………..
Seizing his gun and took (d)…………..…………..
at the wolf, he pulls the trigger (e)…………..…………..
but missed. lie then takes his big (f)…………..…………..
knife but before he could drawing  (g)…………..…………..
the knife. the wolf is upon him. (h)…………..…………..

Answers:

 IncorrectCorrect
(a)are were   
(b)attackingattacked
(c)shoutingshouted   
(d)took taking  
(e)pulls pulled   
(f)takes  took 
(g)drawing   draw
(h)iswas