CBSE Class 9 English Grammar – Editing Task
I. ERROR CORRECTION
TYPE – I
The following passages have not been edited. There is one error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction against the correct question number. Remember to underline the word you have supplied.
Edit the letters given below:
- A-21 Chanakyapuri
21th August 20XXDear Sanjay,
Your school (a) goes to be closed for the summer vacation (b) for next Monday, (c) Here, you will have a lot of time at your (d) dispersal. I (e) hence invite you to spend some days with me. My mother will (f) happily see you. Let me (g) to know. I will be there (h) in the station to receive you.
- The Editor
The Times of India
New Delhi 20th March 20XX
Sub: Fast food causing health hazardSir,
Through the columns of your esteemed newspaper, I wish (a) enlighten the general public (b) for the health hazard being (c) causing by eating fast food that has become so popular (d) by the younger generation. The junk food (e) is ready available (f) on various outlets in the city. So it attracts people of all ages without making (g) him even pause to think about (h) their harmful effects.
- The Director
Sub: Cancellation of Mr Mehta’s lectureSir,
This is (a) inform you and (b) every other distinguished guests (c) on CIEFL, that the guest lecture by Mr. Jubeen Mehta (d) schedule for 20th April, 2012 (e) has cancelled due (f) on unavoidable circumstances. The lecture will now be (g) hold on 25th April, 20XX at 10:00 a.m. Please make it convenient to attend the lecture (h) along your team.
- House No.34
20th February, 20XX
The Hindustan Times
Sub: Control the growing populationSir,
I (a) want write this letter to make people aware (b) at the alarming situation (c) in that India finds itself to day. The (d) grow population has made mockery of all our development programmes, (e) Many population means more mouths to feed. Our natural resources are (f) be exhausted every year. We have to control this growing population (g) for any cost. The earlier, the (h) best it will be. Let us stop it at the earliest.
- 12, Birsa Munda Nagar
20th March, 20XXDear Sachin,
You (a) will glad to know that our school (b) was organising an educational tour (c) on Agra. Agra is (d) a old historical city. It has many monuments of the Mughals. (e) A Taj Mahal is one of the most beautiful (f) monument of the world. The Mughal emperor Shahjahan (g) get it built in the memory (h) for his beloved wife Mumtaj.
We will miss you in Agra.
- 10 Civil Lines
10th March 20XXDear Akbar,
I am (a) shock to learn that you have started (b) smoke again. It is very (c) shocked indeed. Don’t you know that smoking (d) kill you (e) slow ? It can (f) caused cancer and many other (g) disease. I request you to give up (h) smoke
- 10 Civil Lines
10th March, 20XXDear Rupesh,
(a) Receive your letter. I am glad that you have (b) give up the company of bad boys. Dear friend, you (c) can know that a man is (d) know by the company he keeps. Always try (e) to have friend with good boys. Try to avoid the company (f) with bad boys. All of (g) we must be ladies and gentlemen (h) what we grow up.
- The Editor
20th March, 20XX
Sub: Plight of the pedestrians.Sir,
Through the columns of (a) you esteem daily, I want to highlight the plight (b) at the pedestrians. In India, pedestrians are (c) leave to die at their own fate, (d) Everybody cares for them. First of all, footpaths are not (e) proper maintained. The vendors think it (f) his birth right to encroach (g) in the footpaths. Where will the poor pedestrians go? No body (h) know where.
- 50 Refuge Camp
10th March, 20XXDear Simon,
I am writing this letter (a) on the Refugee Camp. We (b) are taken shelter here after fleeing (c) for Mozambique. It was really a (d) terrify journey through the famous Kruger Park. We could not walk fast (e) hence we were tired. When we (f) reach the camp, we felt a sigh (g) on relief. We were away from our country but we could live (h) on peace here.
- The Editor
The Indian Express
12th May, 20XX
Sub: Misuse of technologySir,
I would like (a) on express my deep concern and anxiety (b) in the misuse of technology that can harm the present day youth. The youths of today can (c) easy become prey to technology if they (d) misused it. They can harm (e) they health. They (f) were generally addicted to gadgets like TV, mobile phones, Ipods etc. Their excessive use is harmful (g) for the physical as well as mental health of our young men and women.I hope they start (h) use technology only judiciously.
II . OMISSION OF WORDS
In the following passages one word has been omitted in each line. Write the missing word along with the word that comes before and the word that comes after it. Ensure that the word that forms your answer is underlined: