CBSE Class 10 English Grammar | Edit The Passage

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error, correct it and write your answers in the respective blank spaces. Underline the correct answer. The first one has been done for you.

ErrorCorrection
All atom can be split into protons, neutrons and electrons. The (a)AllEvery
smallest atom is that of hydrogen who has only one electron and (b)
one proton. Needless to say, hydrogen is difficult splitting. Uranium, (c)
which have 92 protons, 92 electrons and 146 neutrons, is fairly large. (d)
The size makes it easier to split. And when split, it let out huge (e)
amounts of energy. A unit of uranium can provide a million time (f)
more energy then the same volume of petrol. (g)

Answers

a) Error – all / correction – every (Use all with a plural noun – all atoms; use every with a singular noun – every atom)

b) Error – who / correction – which (Use who to refer to people; use which to refer to inanimate objects.)

c) Error – splitting / correction – to split

d) Error – have / correction – has (The subject is the singular noun Uranium.)

e) Error – let / correction – lets (The subject is the singular pronoun it.)

f) Error – time / correction – times

g) Error – then / correction – than

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