CBSE Class 10 English Grammar – Editing Task
I. ERROR CORRECTION
TYPE – I
The following passages have not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct question number. Remember to underline the word you have supplied. One is done as an example:
TYPE – II
1. B-26, Sector-20
18th March 20XX
The General Manager
Full Marks Pvt Ltd.
Sub: Application for the post of an Editor
With reference to your advertisement (a) on â€˜The Times of India’ dated 16th March, 20XX, you (b) needs English Editors. Will you please consider (c) I an applicant for the same position?I am postgraduate (d) from English Literature and (e) possesses nearly five years of editing experience. I (f) am always been a good (g) perform and employers spoke well of me.
So, kindly give me an opportunity to (h) facing an interview with your esteemed organisation.
2. C-115, Vikas Puri
20th April, 20XX
The Times of India
May I have (a) a honour to express my opinion about the prevailing corruption in our country? While India is (b) in the threshold of becoming superpower, the (c) rise GDP and the progress of the country is being (d) eat by the corrupt leaches of the country. Today, the common man is not only (e) shock but also disgusted at the series of (f) scam unfolding everyday. Political and bureaucratic corruption in India is the (g) cause of major concern today. In our country, the corrupt people are not punished as (h) harsh as they should be. They are only sentenced to jail for a few years which they don’t fear of. In my opinion, besides sending them to jail, they should be told to return the whole amount of money that they steal.
3. M-5, Sector-12,
15th July, 20XX
The Times of India
Sub: Adverse impacts of water logging
Through the column of your (a) esteem newspaper, I would like to draw the attention of the concerned authorities (b) on the woes faced by the commuters in National Capital Region. Due (c) for the heavy rain, NCR inundates vast stretches of roads, triggering mile-long traffic snarls and a nightmare of a commute for thousands of office (d) goer. People (e) has to wade through knee-deep water. Besides, NCR is the worst hit (f) by severe traffic snarls (g) on to waterloggings.
So, I request the concerned department to (h) taking corrective actions immediately.
4. C-105, Sector-9
20th October, 20XX
The Times of India
Sub: Misuse of space on roads
May I have the honour to bring (a) in your kind attention about the misuse of space on roads. The roadside vendors (b) occupying most of the space which (c) disturb the smooth flow of traffic. Moreover, it causes (d) bearable difficulties even to the pedestrians, (e) Much accidents and quarrels take place everyday. During peak hours, the traffic becomes (f) without control. The office going people and school going children face this problem almost everyday. They get mentally (g) perturb due to huge traffic jam.
Therefore, I request the concerned authorities to (h) penalising the vendors who create such woes for the commuters.
10th June, 20XX
The Chief Claim Officer
Sub: Compliant about damaged goods
I regret to point out that I (a) receive from you yesterday five parcels (b) for printed books for which I signed as â€˜received damaged’. I have now examined them (c) careful and found that the two books out of the five (d) is completely tom and (e) has become useless for me. Kindly find the enclosed details of the damage. My claim for compensation amounts (f) for â‚¹ 1200 only. Please let me have your cheque for this amount after (g) satisfy yourself of the damage done. The goods are here (h) await your inspection.
II. OMISSION OF WORDS
In the following passages one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the words that come before and after it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined as shown in example:
TEST YOUR SKILLS
I. The following passages have not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct question number. Remember to underline the word you have supplied.
II. Edit the letter given below by making changes in underlined words.
1. C-10, Sector-12
10th October, 20XX
The Times of India
Sub: Find ways and means to detect, mine and use our minerals
Through the column of your esteemed newspaper, I would like to express my opinion about India’s minral resources. India has a large number of (a) economic useful minerals and they (b) constitutes one-fourth of the world’s mineral resources. About (c) two-third of its iron deposits lie (d) on a belt along Odisha and Jharkhand border. Other haematite deposits are found in Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Goa. (e) Next Russia, India has the largest supply of manganese. In other words, we can say that India is rich in a wide variety of minerals. But it is (f) enable to get good returns from them. Why? If we explore, mine and utilise all our minerals, (g) it will provide rich returns to the Indian Economy.
So, it is my special request to the eminent people of our country to find (h) way and mean to utilise the available minerals to the fullest extent.
2. B-21, Pratap vihar
Ghaziabad 10th March, 20XX
The Sales Head
Reliable Mobile Co.
Sub: Complaint against defective hand sets Dear Sir,
Thank you (a) to the prompt execution of my order no ND/240, dated 20th Februray, 20XX. But I regret to (b) informing that the handset that you sent (c) are not of good quality. It appears like high (d) price set but the fact is that it is not working (e) proper. Its speaker is so bad that I hear speaker’s voice (f) intermittent. This is against the business ethics.
Now I request you to kindly (g) sent your sales representative to take this set as soon as possible and replace it with a new (h) ones.
III. In the following passages one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the words that come before and after it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined.