Editing for Class 10 

 

What is  Editing in English Grammar?

 
In editing, students have to find the error in the sentence / part of the sentence. The error or wrong word has to be written in the space provided. Then the student has to identify the correct word that should replace the wrong word. This correct word should be grammatically correct. The correct word has to be written in the space provided for.
 


Topics covered under error detection and correction

A Question of error detection and correction / Editing covers the following topics of English Grammar – 
 

  1. Tenses
  2. Subject Verb Agreement
  3. Reported Speech
  4. Passive Voice
  5. Parts of Speech
  6. Articles and Determiners

 
Marking scheme of Editing Questions
Each question of editing has two blanks to be filled. The first blank is of the error and the second blank is for the correction. Each blank carries half a mark. So every single question of editing carries a weightage of one mark.
 

Sample Exercises/questions on Editing

 
Here are a few solved examples of editing for better understanding of students-
 
Q . The following paragraphs have not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write its correction against the correct blank number. Remember to underline the correction. The first one has been done for you.
 

            ErrorCorrection
A teacher was teaching an important lesson on the class (e.g.)  onin
when he notice that a student    (a) __________
sitting on the back (b) __________
of the classroom has fallen(c) __________
asleep during his lecture.

 
Solution

            ErrorCorrection
A teacher was teaching an important lesson on the class (e.g.)  onin
when he notice that a student    (a) noticenoticed
sitting on the back (b) onat
of the classroom has fallen(c) hashad
asleep during his lecture.

 
2.

            ErrorCorrection
Discipline at public life ensures(e.g.) atin
peace and harmony, who in turn(a) ____________
offer the required impetous(b) ____________
from the nation’s progress.(c) ____________

 
Solution

            ErrorCorrection
Discipline at public life ensures(e.g.) atin
peace and harmony, who in turn(a) whoWhich / that
offer the required impetous(b) offeroffers
from the nation’s progress.(c) fromFor / in

 
3

            ErrorCorrection
Is money the more important(e.g.) moremost
thing of life ? Money is certainly(a) ______________
something what is often discussed (b) ______________
in today’s world. Hardly the day(c) ________________
goes without a discussion on this topic. 

 
Solution

            ErrorCorrection
Is money the more important(e.g.) moremost
thing of life ? Money is certainly(a) ofin
something what is often discussed (b) whatWhich / that
in today’s world. Hardly the day(c) thea
goes without a discussion on this topic. 

 
4

            ErrorCorrection
She reminds us that it are (e.g.) areis
important to visiting museums in(a)_________
our country to experience a impact(b)_________
that a work of art leaves in our senses.(c)________

 
Solution

            ErrorCorrection
She reminds us that it are (e.g.) areis
important to visiting museums in(a) visitingVisit
our country to experience a impact(b) aThe
that a work of art leaves in our senses.(c) inon

 
5

ErrorCorrection
Gandhiji’s elder brother always wear(a)           
an golden bangle on his arm. Once he got(b) 
into a debt. He didn’t know what too do about it.(c)
At last he thought to clip a bit out of her(d)
bangle but sell it. Gandhiji was in the know of.(e)
his secret. He helped his brother with his plan.(f)
The debt is paid but Gandhiji almost broke
with remorse.
(g)

 
Solution

ErrorCorrection
Gandhiji’s elder brother always wear(a) wear          wore
an golden bangle on his arm. Once he got(b) ana
into a debt. He didn’t know what too do about it.(c) tooto
At last he thought to clip a bit out of her(d) herhis
bangle but sell it. Gandhiji was in the know of(e) butto
his secret. He helped his brother at his plan.(f) atin
The debt is paid but Gandhiji almost broke
with remorse.
(g) iswas

 
6

ErrorCorrection
Language is a wonderful gift give to men.(a)
Animals does not possess this gift but they have(b)
there own ways of expressing themselves.(c)
When a rabbit see an enemy it runs away(d)
into its hole. Its tail, which was white,(e)
bobs up and down as it runs. An other rabbits(f)
see it and they runs too.(g)

 
Solution

ErrorCorrection
Language is a wonderful gift give to men.(a) givegiven
Animals does not possess this gift but they have(b) doesdo
there own ways of expressing themselves.(c) theretheir
When a rabbit see an enemy it runs away(d) seesees
into its hole. Its tail, which was white,(e) wasis
bobs up and down as it runs. An other rabbits(f) anthe
see it and they runs too.(g) runsrun

 
7

errorCorrection
The Taj Mahal is a breath-take embodiment(a)
of humanity, love and creative. It is a(b)
unique exercise in architectural excellent(c)
and a constant source of inspire and (d)
exuberance for a world. Countless men(e)
and woman from all over the globe(f)
travel mile to see this magnificent masterpiece.(g)

 
Solution

errorCorrection
The Taj Mahal is a breath-take embodiment(a) taketaking
of humanity, love and creative. It is a(b) creativecreativity
unique example in architectural excellence(c) inof
and a constant source of inspire and (d) inspireinspiration
exuberance for a world. Countless men(e) athe
and woman from all over the globe(f) womanwomen
travel mile to see this magnificent masterpiece.(g) milemiles

 
8

errorCorrection
A doctor had the habit of talk to the trees(a)
by the roadside as he take his walks in the(b)
evening. He would bent to kiss the trees(c)
lovingly and whisper kind words in them.(d)
This was a odd but beautiful sight. One day he(e)
was very upset to see one of the tree cut down. This(f)
nature-lover was so upset as he collapsed on the spot.(g)

 
Solution

errorCorrection
A doctor had the habit of talk to the trees(a) talktalking
by the roadside as he take his walks in the(b) taketook
evening. He would bent to kiss the trees(c) bentbend
lovingly and whisper kind words in them.(d) into
This was a odd but beautiful sight. One day he(e) aan
was very upset to see one of the tree cut down. This(f) treetrees
nature-lover was so upset as he collapsed on the spot.(g) asthat

 
9

ErrorCorrection
Exploring space mean to study(a)
Space to the sake of knowledge(b)
In the largest interest of mankind(c)
Exploiting space mean using space(d) 
For commercial use. There aims(e)
Are quite difference. The former one(f)
Is to enhance knowledge but to satisfy(g)
Curiosity while the latter is(h)
To making money(i)

 
Solution

ErrorCorrection
Exploring space mean to study(a) meanmeans
Space to the sake of knowledge(b) tofor
In the largest interest of mankind.(c) largestlarger
Exploiting space mean using space(d) meanmeans
For commercial use. There aims(e) theretheir
Are quite difference. The former one(f) differencedifferent
Is to enhance knowledge but to satisfy(g) butand
Curiosity while the later is(h) laterlatter
To making money(i) makingmake

 
10

ErrorCorrection
Madhubani painting is one in the many traditional(a)
Indian art forms. It is but known as Mithila or Godhana(b)
Paintings. This art developed by Mithila or Madhubani district(c)
Of Bihar or then spread to villages around Madhubani(d)

 
Solution

ErrorCorrection
Madhubani painting is one in the many traditional(a) inof
Indian art forms. It is but known as Mithila or Godhana(b) butalso
Paintings. This art developed by Mithila or Madhubani district(c) byin
Of Bihar or then spread to villages around Madhubani(d) orand