Editing Error Corrections: Practice Exercises Grammar for School Classes CBSE/ICSE/Stae Boards

Editing Error Corrections: In this type of exercise, the short passage is given. There is an error in each line off the passage against which two blank lines are given. Students are needed to identify the error and then to correct it.

In the first blank, the incorrect word is to be written (under ‘Error’ section) and in the second blank the correct word is to be written (under ‘Correction’ section).

Note:

  • First, read the passage carefully to get an overall idea of the passage and clearly noticeable errors.
  • Identify the tense used in the passage and see the sentence is correct its tense wise.
  • Try to look for errors in – verbs, nouns, pronouns, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, determiners (‘Articles’ ‘Quantifiers’ etc.)
  • Keep any eye on subject-verb agreement. Generally, a singular subject takes singular verb and vice versa.
    • After ‘to’ first form of verb is used (like – to go, to read, to paly etc.) but after any preposition, generally ‘ing’ form of verb is used. (like – for going, for reading, for playing etc.)
    • Helping verbs ‘has, have, had’ always carry either third form or the ‘ing’ form of verb (like – has been written, has written, have been writing)
    • Helping verbs ‘is, am, are, was, were’ take either ‘ing’ form or third form of verb (e.g. – is doing, is done, was helping, was helped,)

Example: To give an idea of such an exercise, here is given a solved example:

 Passage Error Correction 
The maximum number of people errs(i) errserr
when it come to obeying traffic signals. traffic jams(ii)  comecomes  
and the crawl during rush hour has make this category (iii) makemade
top list of cases that had been book under the Motor(iv) bookbooked 
Vehicles Act. The number of offenders are gone up(v) arehave
drastically for the last few years and the primary cause is a(vi) forin
steep rises in vehicular population.(vii) risesrise

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Editing: Error Corrections

Answers are given in the last.


Previous Years’ Board Questions – 2020-2019


1. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction in the space provided. [2020]

  Error Correction 
Today the girls have broke the (a) ………… …………  
five-foot barrier and on some(b) …………  …………  
cases is a half foot taller(c) …………  …………  
then their grandmothers.(d) …………  …………  
Error Correction Practice Exercises

2. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction in the space provided. [2020]

  Error Correction 
The city police have decide(a) ………… …………  
to taking stern action against(b) …………  …………  
drivers which attempt to(c) …………  …………  
overtake in the left(d) …………  …………  
side on city roads.
Error Correction Practice Exercises

3. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write down its correction against the correct blank number. The first one has been done for you. Attempt any four. [CBSE Outside Delhi 2019]

  Error Correction 
Countries near on equator aree.g.onof
much warmer then countries(i) …………  …………  
farthest to the north and south(ii) …………  …………  
as all knows that Kerala is(iii) …………  …………  
warm than Punjab(iv) 
on winter(v) 
Error Correction Practice Exercises

4. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction in the space provided. [CBSE Delhi 2020]

  Error Correction 
Tallam is situated in an (a) ………… …………  
altitude of about 550 feet on a southern (b) …………  …………  
arm of a deep bay of the Western Ghats. (c) …………  …………  
Tallam boasts of delight forest scenery (d) …………  …………  
Error Correction Practice Exercises

5. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction in the space provided. [CBSE Outside Delhi 2020]

  Error Correction 
Spending time for their kids bring(a) ………… …………  
immediate as well as long-last(b) …………  …………  
gain for a parents. According to a(c) …………  …………  
research, children with concerned (d) …………  …………  
 parents are more efficient.
Error Correction Practice Exercises

6 The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its correction in the space provided. Attempt any four. [CBSE Delhi 2019]

  Error Correction 
Sachin Tendulkar is a beste.g.athe
cricketer in India. He has play for(a) ………… …………  
more than 20 years on the country.(b) …………  …………  
He retired from the games(c) …………  …………  
last year. He is known from(d) …………  …………  
his skill in batting or fielding.(e)………… ………… 
Error Correction Practice Exercises

7. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its
correction in the space provided. Do any four. [CBSE Delhi 2019]

  Error Correction 
The pleasure in being outdoorse.g.inof
is fundamental for human(a) ………… …………  
happiness. There are so much(b) …………  …………  
to learn and it is an constant(c) …………  …………  
source of delight to know more on the(d) …………  …………  
 flora and fauna around. One discover(e) ………… ………… 
how exciting the world is.
Error Correction Practice Exercises

8. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Write the error along with its
correction in the space provided. [CBSE Delhi 2019]

  Error Correction 
More than two-thirds in the world’se.g.inof
large cities are on areas sensitive(a) ………… …………  
over global warming and rising sea level.(b) …………  …………  
Millions of people face a risk(c) …………  …………  
of being swamp by floods(d) …………  …………  
and storms according to a study.
Error Correction Practice Exercises

9. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write down its correction against the correct blank number. The first one has been done for you. Attempt any four. [CBSE Outside Delhi 2019]

  Error Correction 
Some days is good and some dayse.g.isare
are bad. Today, I got on very late. I(a) ………… …………  
ran to bathe. Then I had to got ready(b) …………  …………  
for my school. I ran by the bus stop to(c) …………  …………  
catching my school bus. It had(d) …………  …………  
already left but I came back home.(e) ………… ………… 
Error Correction Practice Exercises

10. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write down its correction against the correct blank number. The first one has been done for you. Attempt any four. [CBSE Outside Delhi 2019]

  Error Correction 
The modern student understand thee.g.understandunderstands
importance for physical exercise.(a) ………… …………  
He spend one or two hours daily(b) …………  …………  
on the open air where he takes(c) …………  …………  
part in exercises when work(d) …………  …………  
wonder for his health.(e) ………… ………… 
Error Correction Practice Exercises

ANSWERS

 1. Error Correction 
Today the girls have broke the (a) brokebroken
five-foot barrier and on some(b) on in 
cases is a half foot taller(c) is  are
then their grandmothers.(d) then  than
 2. Error Correction 
The city police have decide(a) decide decided
to taking stern action against(b) taking take
drivers which attempt to(c) which  who
overtake in the left(d) in from
side on city roads.
 3. Error Correction 
Countries near on equator aree.g.onof
much warmer then countries(i) thenthan
farthest to the north and south(ii) tofrom
as all knows that Kerala is(iii) knowsknow 
warm than Punjab(iv) warmwarmer
on winter(v) onin
 4.  Error Correction 
Tallam is situated in an (a) inat
altitude of about 550 feet on a southern (b) a  the 
arm of a deep bay of the Western Ghats. (c) ofin
Tallam boasts of delight forest scenery (d) delightdelightful
 5.  Error Correction 
Spending time for their kids bring(a) forwith  
immediate as well as long-last(b) last lasting
gain for a parents. According to a(c) athe
research, children with concerned (d) with of
 parents are more efficient.
 6.  Error Correction 
Sachin Tendulkar is a beste.g.athe
cricketer in India. He has play for(a) play played  
more than 20 years on the country.(b) on  for  
He retired from the games(c) gamesgame
last year. He is known from(d) from for
his skill in batting or fielding.(e)orand
Error Correction Practice Exercises
 7.  Error Correction 
The pleasure in being outdoorse.g.inof
is fundamental for human(a) forto 
happiness. There are so much(b) areis
to learn and it is an constant(c) ana
source of delight to know more on the(d) onabout
 flora and fauna around. One discover(e) discoverdiscovers
 8.  Error Correction 
More than two-thirds in the world’se.g.inof
large cities are on areas sensitive(a) onin
over global warming and rising sea level.(b) overto 
Millions of people face a risk(c) the
of being swamp by floods(d) swamp  swamped 
and storms according to a study.
 9.  Error Correction 
Some days is good and some dayse.g.isare
are bad. Today, I got on very late. I(a) on up 
ran to bathe. Then I had to got ready(b) got  get
for my school. I ran by the bus stop to(c) by  to 
catching my school bus. It had(d) catching  catch 
already left but I came back home.(e) butso
 10.  Error Correction 
The modern student understand thee.g.understandunderstands
importance for physical exercise.(a) for of
He spend one or two hours daily(b) spend spends 
on the open air where he takes(c) on  in  
part in exercises when work(d) whenwhich
wonder for his health.(e) wonderswonder 


This Post Has 9 Comments

  1. Liz

    The Sachin Tendulkar passage is all wrong. It needs to be rectified.

    1. Sirji

      Thank you for reporting the error. We are sorry for the mistakes. We have now made the required corrections.

  2. akarsh

    answer kon dega ??

    1. Sirji

      Answers are also given in the last.

  3. tanuj

    some mistakes are also give in 10 part

    1. Sirji

      Thanks for telling us about mistakes. A prepositional mistake was there in’d’ of question 10 which has been corrected now.

  4. sid

    I think there is some mistake in d and e portion of question 10.

    1. Sirji

      Thank you for pointing out the mistakes. There was a prepositional error that in’d’ which has been corrected now.

  5. jessica jaymes

    yeah that was goood

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