Editing Exercise For Class 10 CBSE With Answers

The following passage has not been edited. There is an error in each line. Identify the error and write the error and the correction in the spaces provided.

ErrorCorrection
We still don’t know whether Mars support life or not, (a)supportsupports
but scientists suspect that it might have did so in the past. (b)
Mars is presently arid and dusty. But characteristics as (c)
channels on the Martian surface indicates that the planet was (d)
once very wet. Scientists are eagerly to learn about the history of (e)
water in Mars because water is fundamental to the question (f)
of weather the planet has ever supported microbial or some (g)
other life. Life as we know it require water. (h)

Answers

a) Error – support; correction – supports (The subject is the singular noun Mars.)

b) Error – did; correction – done (The past participle is used after might have, should have, could have etc. The past participle form of do is done.)

c) Error – as; correction – like

d) Error – indicates; correction – indicate (The subject is the plural noun characteristics.)

e) Error – eagerly; correction – eager

f) Error – in; correction – on

g) Error – weather; correction – whether

h) Error – require; correction – requires (The subject is the singular noun life.)

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