Editing Exercises With Answers For Class 10

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.

Error Correction
The Grand Colosseum, an ancient monument on Rome , is one of the (a)onin
most visited structures in the world. Its construction had started by (b)
the Emperor Vespasian between 70 to 76 AD, and completed by his (c)
son Titus in 80 AD. It got its popular name, the Colosseum, so it (d)
was built near the place where the Roman emperor Nero was erected (e)
a huge statue, or colossus of him. The Colosseum was big enough (f)
to hold the all population of a town – as many as 50,000 people (g)
would sometimes spent the whole day there watching sports. (h)


a) Error – on / correction – in (Use in or at with place names; use in with the names of large places like cities, countries etc.)

b) Error – had / correction – was (Emperor Vespasian started its construction. That means its construction was started by Emperor Vespasian. We need a passive verb here.)

c) Error – to / correction – and (The correct expression is between …and….)

d) Error – so / correction – because (So shows the effect; because shows the reason.)

e) Error – was / correction – had

f) Error – him / correction – himself (Nero erected his own statue. That means he erected a statue of himself.)

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g) Error – all / correction – whole (It can be all the population or the whole population; the article goes before whole; the article ‘the’ goes after all.)

h) Error – spent / correction – spend (Would spend; the first form of the verb is used after modals.)

Editing exercises for class 10 CBSE

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