Class 9 CBSE Editing Exercise With Answers

Prepare for your class 9 English exam with our grammar exercises and worksheets. Here is an editing exercise that will be useful to you.

Class 9 Editing exercise 1

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error, correct it and write the error and correction against the correct question number. The first one has been done for you.

ErrorCorrection
Stonehenge in Britain is a symbolic of mystery, power and (a)symbolicsymbol
endurance. Its original purpose is unknown for us, but some (b)
believe that it is a temple for ancient earth deities. Others (c)
claims that it was a sacred burial site. It could also have been (d)
an astronomical observatory. The question of what built (e)
Stonehenge is largely unanswered, also today. The (f)
monument’s construction have been attributed to (g)
many ancient peoples.

Answers

a) Error – symbolic / correction – symbol

b) Error – for / correction – to

c) Error – is / correction – was (Use past tenses to talk about past states actions.)

d) Error – claims / correction – claim (Others is a plural subject; hence, we use claim.)

e) Error – what / correction – who

f) Error – also / correction – even

g) Error – have / correction – has (Here the subject is the singular noun construction)

Editing exercise 2

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error, correct it and write the error and correction against the correct question number. The first one has been done for you.

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ErrorCorrection
In it’s day, the construction of Stonehenge must have been an (a)it’sits
impressive engineering feet, requiring commitment, time and (b)
vast numbers of manual labour. Construction of the first stone (c)
circle using bluestones what weighing up to 4 tons began about (d)
2,000 BC. But it is abandoned before completion. The outer ring (e)
was constructed later with giant sarsen stones that weighs as much (f)
as 50 tons each. The stones we see today represents Stonehenge (g)
in ruin. Much of the original stones have fallen or been removed. (h)

Answers

a) Error – it’s / correction – its (It’s is the contracted form of it is or it has; its is a possessive pronoun like his or her.)

b) Error – feet / correction – feat

c) Error – numbers / correction – amounts (Use number with a plural noun; labour is not a plural noun.)

d) Error – what / correction – each

f) Error – weighs / correction – weigh (The subject is the plural noun stones.)

g) Error – represents / correction – represent (The subject is the plural noun stones.)

h) Error – much / correction – many (Use much with uncountable nouns and many with plural nouns.)

Editing Exercises for Class 9 CBSE

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