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EXERCISE 1

Q 1. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction in the space provided.

Passage Error Correction
Lord Clive said, ‘Blessed is the man who had had has
hobbies’. The pursuit of hobbies is not a waste in (a)
time. Rather it prevents us while wasting our (b)
time by other frivolous pursuits. Hobbies (c)
fill our vacant hours with interest or joy. (d)
So, I am justifying in having my hobbies (e)

 

Answer:

(a) in, of

(b) while, from

(c) by, in

(d) or, and

(e) justifying, justified

Q 2. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction in the space provided.

Passage Error Correction
It is impossible to understood generation understood understand
next or to tackle us. All that elders should (a)
do is just keep quite and close their eyes. (b)
Teenagers are very confident on (c)
what they do and which they want to do. (d)
They think them to be independent (e)

 

Answer:

(a) us, them

(b) quite, quiet

(c) on, about

(d) which, what

(e) them, themselves

Q 3. The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the error and its correction in the space provided.

Passage Error Correction
So you want other day off, other another
Shouted the manger on his desk. (a)
I am anxious to hear which excuse you (b)
have now. You have went for (c)
yours grandfather’s funeral twice (d)
already. A clerk smiled sheepishly (e)
and said, ‘Today mine grandmother (f)
was getting married again’ (g)

 

Answer:

(a) on, from

(b) which, what

(c) went, gone

(d) yours, your

(e) A, The

(f) mine, my

(g) was, is

 

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