Class 10 – English – Grammar Editing

Q.1. 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 question number. The first one has been done as an example. (4 Marks Each) (Board 2014, Set QUD9VQW, PRE2N1B)  

Dolphins and killer whales has learned elaborate routine  [Error: has; Correction: have]
to entertain aquarium audiences. They are thought
by men to being even more scientifically (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
intelligent then me. In scientific (b) [Error: ________; Correction: _______ ;]
experiments they had showed great (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
skill for distinguishing between objects. (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
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Q. 2. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of the lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the space provided : (1/2 x 8 = 4 marks)

Community service sensitise people to (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
other’s needs and supports inclusive (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
development to the underprivileged (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
sections with society. Courses about social (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
work prepares frontline workers to (e) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
takes up assignments in social welfare (f) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
organizations. Practical work including (g) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
50 hour of structured internship to man projects.(h) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]

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Q. 3. 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 question number. (4 marks) (Board Term-I 2013, Set 8SRR)

Madhubani Painting is one in the many traditional (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
Indian art forms. It is but known as Mithila or Godhna (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
Paintings. This art developed by Mithila or Madhubani district (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
of Bihar or then spread to villages around Madhubani (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]

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Q. 4. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error and write the correct word against the correct blank number.

Vijender Singh of Bhiwani, be the (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
first Indian boxer as bring an Olympic (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
medal to India at 2008. (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
Vijender was encouraged from his coach (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]

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Q.5. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write it along with the corrections. Underline the correct word supplied by you. The first one has been done as an example for you. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,058)

Gold prices are now touched an all time [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
high. Some says it could be a bubble (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
that may grown but will at last (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
burst after recession in a (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
West was over. So, investment (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
in gold may not be a good idea now.

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Q.6. Following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each numbered write the correction against the correct blank number. Remember to underline has been done as an example. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,059)

When it comes to nutrients, almonds really know
how to shine! This all in one nut was snacked [Error: was; Correction: is;]
with multiple benefits who help in weight (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
management, maintain blood glucose levels (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
and providing essential nutrients. Almonds is (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
an excellence source of vitamin-E, magnesium, (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
and manganese.

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Q.7. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of these lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet. The first one has been done for you as an example. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,032)

God like qualities are planted with us at birth. [Error: _with______; Correction: _in_____;]
They grow amid the thorns of our fault. Many of us (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
look at ourselves and see only the thorn, the defects (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
We despair, thinking such we cannot do anything good (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
We neglect to water a good within us, (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
and eventually it dies.
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Q. 8. The following passage has not been edited. There is one error in each of these lines. Write the incorrect word and the correction in your answer sheet. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,033)

Dolphins are well known for her agility and playful behaviour. (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
It makes them a favourite of wildlife watchers much. (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
Species will leapt out of the water rise vertically out (e) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
of the water to view their surroundings and follow ships, (Ledu) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
often synchronizing your movements with one another. (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
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Q. 9. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error and write it along with the correction. Underline the correct word supplied by you. (4 marks) (Board Tenn-12012, Set EC2,061)

Man has learn to communicate in a (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
variety off ways. There are examples of (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
communities uses whistles or tunes to (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
express its ideas without bringing in (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
words at all.
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Q. 10. The following paragraph has not been edited. Identify the error in each line and write it along with the correction (as shown below). Underline the correction you have supplied. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,064)

Thieves held the manager at the [Error: _at_______; Correction: __of_____;]
Blue Star Hotel on gun point (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
last night during the daring raid (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
in which they took near one lakh (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
rupees from the hotel safe. He also (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
broke into several of the bedrooms. (Ledu) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
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Q. 11. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error and write it along with the corrections as shown in the example. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,054)

Ethiopia is a landlocking country in [Error: landlockin___; Correction: landlocked_;]
an northeast African region known (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
as the Horn of Africa. Some on the (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
highest, and more stunning places (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
on the African continent are find here.(d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
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Q. 12. The passage below has not been edited. In each numbered line there is one error. Identify the error and then write the correction against each. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,056)

A computer company, have a seemingly impossible problem (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
with a too expensive machine. Staff engineers tried (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
everything he could think of, but couldn’t fix it. (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
Desperate, they tried a retired engineer from a (Ledu) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
reputation for repairing all things technical. (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
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Q. 13. The following paragraph has not been edited. Identify the error in each line and write it along with the correction. Underline the correction you have supplied. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,018)

For Rahul Dravid cricket was a way to life, (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
a reflection of his grooming. It was quitely (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
evident at the time of his retirement too. Dravid (Ledu) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
draws a list of friends (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
and broke a news two days ahead of the moment in (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
Bangaluru.
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Q. 14. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write it along with the correction (as shown below). Underline the correct word as shown in the example. (4 marks) (Board Term-12012, Set EC2,028)

Enid Blyton books are, of course, of primary [Error: ____of__; Correction: __for___;]
school children. Many were suitable for old (a) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
primary school children, but any are (b) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
especially write for new readers (c) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
in a early primary school years. (d) [Error: ________; Correction: ________;]
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