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EXERCISE 2

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
It began to rain heavy when we came heavy heavily
out. As we have umbrellas we thought (a)
we had nothing to worried, but soon (b)
the strong winds shook us off our (c)
feet. We were drench and our umbrellas (d)
simply flew away. We took shelter in a (e)
tree and waited for the rain to slack or stopped (f)

 

Answer:

(a) have, had

(b) worried, worry

(c) winds, wind

(d) drench, drenched

(e) in, under

(f) stopped, stop

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
The poet relates an incident who changed who Which
his life. It was the season where the leaves turned (a)
yellow. He reached a place when the road forked (b)
into two. For he was a single traveller he could not (c)
travel on both. His difficulty was whether it was (d)
not easy to decide whose road he should take. (e)
It was a dilemma and he had to choose one of (f)
them when he wanted to have both. Then (g)
he took the one who considered better of the two (h)

 

Answer:

(a) where, when

(b) when, where

(c) single, lone

(d) whether, that

(e) whose, which

(f) had, was

(g) when, while

(h) who, which

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
US President Donald Trumps’s initial visit to India initial first
comes at time when the Indo-US relationship have (a)
evolve into India’s best strategic partnership. (b)
As an official of India said recent, whether in (c)
countering terrorism or ensure a peaceful (d)
world, India and US has unprecedented (e)
common interests.The two countries is having more (f)
than 50 mechanisms for exchange of view. (g)

 

Answer:

(a) have, has

(b) evolve, evolved

(c) Recent, recently

(d) ensure, ensuring

(e) has, have

(f) is, are

(g) view, views

 

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