## Editing exercise 1

The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write its correction against the correct blank space. Remember to underline the correction. The first one has been done for you.

Error | Correction | |

A little boy wanted to meeting God (a) | ||

He knew that it will be a long trip (b) | ||

So he packed his suitcase by a big piece (c) | ||

of cake and several cans of milk. He than (d) | ||

started off his journey. On the way, he met (e) | ||

an elder woman. She was sitting on a bench. (f) |

## Answers

a) error – meeting / correction – meet

b) error – will / correction – would

c) error – by / correction – with

d) error – than / correction – then

e) error – off / correction – on

f) error – elder / correction – elderly

## Editing exercise 2

The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write its correction against the correct question number. Remember to underline the correction. The first one has been done for you.

Error | Correction | |

The boy sat down next of her and opened (a) | ||

his suitcase. He was about to take little milk (b) | ||

when he notices that the lady looked hungry. He (c) | ||

offered she a piece of cake. She gratefully (d) | ||

accepted it and smiled on him. Her smile was so (e) | ||

wonderful that he wants to see it again (f) |

## Answers

a) error – of / correction – to

b) error – little / correction – some / a little

c) error – notices / correction – noticed

d) error – she / correction – her

e) error – on / correction – at

f) error – wants / correction – wanted

## Editing exercise 3

The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and write its correction against the correct question number. Remember to underline the correction. The first one has been done for you.

Error | Correction | |

The little boy offered a old woman some milk (a) | ||

as too. Once again she smiled at him. The boy (b) | ||

was delighted! They sat there whole afternoon eating (c) | ||

and smiling without saying a word. So it began (d) | ||

to grow dark, the boy wants to go home. He got (e) | ||

up to leave but before he has gone no more than (f) | ||

few steps, he turned around and ran back to (g) | ||

the old woman giving her a big hug. She gave (h) | ||

him her big smile ever. (i) |

## Answers

a) error – a / correction – the

b) error – too / correction – well

c) error – whole / correction – all

d) error – so / correction – as

e) error – wants / correction – wanted

f) error – has / correction – had

g) error – few / correction – a few

h) error – giving / correction – to give

i) error – big / correction – biggest