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EXERCISE 8

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
Former Pakistan cricketer Shahid Afridi have have has
credited the success for Indian cricket to the IPL, (a)
saying it has helping the country’s budding (b)
cricketers to cope better for the pressures of (c)
international cricket. I think the IPL is turned (d)
around Indian cricket. Their new player, after (e)
having played in IPL besides top foreign players (f)
and having share dressing room with them are (g)
ready when they come by international cricket. (h)

 

Answer:

(a) for, of

(b) helping, helped

(c) for, with

(d) is, has

(e) player, players

(f) besides, beside

(g) share, shared

(h) for, into

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 turned around to be a super Saturday for India as around out
Chennai’s M Hansini begged a bronze medal in the (a)
mini-cadet girls’ singles category on a Swedish (b)
Open in Orebro, Sweden. The 10 years old class 5 (c)
student starts her main draw challenge after a (d)
couple of wins in the group stages before went (e)
down by Russia’s Pugovkina in a grueling (f)
semifinal match.

 

Answer:

(a) begged, bagged

(b) on, at

(c) years, year

(d) starts, started

(e) went, going

(f) by, to

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
Antibiotics have been a cornerstone in modern in of
medicine for the discovery of penicillin, (a)
but their effectiveness have seriously diminished (b)
in recent years as overuse has led ahead bacteria (c)
becoming resistant. The scientists for MIT and (d)
Harvard training a machine learning algorithm (e)
to analyse chemical compounds capable at (f)
fight infections using different mechanisms (g)
than those of existing drugs.

 

Answer:

(a) for, since

(b) have, has

(c) ahead, to

(d) for, at

(e) training, trained

(f) at, of

(g) fight, fighting

 

 

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