CBSE Class 8 English Grammar Editing Exercises Error Correction And Omission

Editing Exercises - Error Correction And Omission

I. 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 as given below against the correct blank number:                                                                       

                                                                                                Incorrect        Correct

Working for fourteen hours the day might                 (a) __________           ___________

seem impossible to many. So it has many                   (b) __________           ___________

benefits. These who work for so long                         (c) __________           ___________

achieve grand success but fame                                  (d) __________          ___________

 that nobody normal achieves.                                    (e) __________           ___________

Unless you want to be a great man, you                     (f) __________           ___________

will have to translate a impossible into                       (g) __________           ___________

the possible. As others sleep you should work           (h) __________           ___________ 

Ques.2. 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 as given below against the correct blank number: 

                                                                      Incorrect             Correct

India is very fortunate that it have many        a) _________         ___________

rivers. Their famous rivers are Sutlej,              b) _________        ___________

Ganga, Yamuna or Narmada. Some of           c) __________     ___________

the river like Ganga, which                             d) _________       ___________

originated from the Himalayas, flow              e) _________      ____________

throughout a year. They provide water           f)_________        ____________

for both drinking and irrigational purpose.     g) _________    _____________

Some rivers in India are consider  very           h) _________      _____________

sacred and are worshipped.


Ques.1 One word has been omitted in each line. Write the omitted word and the word which comes before and after it.


When the Class IX examinations over,           e.g.: examinations were over

the Deputy Commissioner asked

his son he had done his English paper                        (a) ___________________________

well. The boy told him that was easy                         (b) ___________________________

and that for one question had written                        (c) ___________________________

that his father was washer man.                                  (d) ___________________________

The boy's father furious and  shouted                        (e) ___________________________

angrily but son replied, "I did                                     (f) ___________________________

not know the spelling Deputy                                     (g) ___________________________

Commissioner and I did not want lose one mark."     (h) ___________________________


II. In the following passage, there is a word omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it against the correct blank numbers. Remember to underline your answer.






Bill Traylor was born slave in Alabama.





He not get an opportunity to





learn read or write. He started





painting the age of 83. In four years,





he made than 1800 paintings. He





displayed his art on a fence near house.





It was noticed the neighbourhood





and gradually he popular.







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