Editing Exercise for Classes 9 and 10 CBSE

There is an error in each line. Write the incorrect word and the correction in the answer sheet as given below. The first one has been done as an example for you.

Melting glaciers threatens the water                                                    threatens (error) / threaten (correction)

supply for billions of people. Sea levels                                               (a) for / of

will also raise, flooding huge areas of                                                   (b) raise /rise

the world, including cities as London                                                   (c) as / like

and Tokyo. It is estimating that Arctic                                                 (d) estimating / estimated

summers will be ice-free by ten years                                                   (e) by / within

and the landscapes in the Antarctic                                                       (f) in / of

will change beyond recognition within                                                  (g) within / by

2050. The vast ice planes of Greenland                                                (h) planes / plains

is also under threat.                                                                                   (i) is / are

Exercise 2

Edit the letter given below by replacing the underlined words / phrases with correct ones.

To Whom It May Concern

I am (a) privileging to write in support of my dear student Ravi Gupta. Ravi studied in my classroom (b) since close to four years, during which time I (c) realize his tremendous potential and intelligence.
He came (d) off a humble background and (e) reach where he is today by (f) din of hard work. He entered my college (g) in the age of 17 and grabbed my attention from day one. He (h) was always been greedy (i) of knowledge and willing to work hard.

I (j) recommended him to your fellowship programme with absolute confidence. He (k) had made me proud, as his teacher and I am sure he will continue to do so as he (l) achieved greater heights in his academic career and beyond.

I thank you for the opportunity of correspondence.

Sincerely

Monica Jain
Professor, Mumbai University

Answers

I am (a) privileged to write in support of my dear student Ravi Gupta. Ravi studied in my classroom (b) for close to four years, during which time I (c) realized his tremendous potential and intelligence.
He came (d) from a humble background and (e) reached where he is today by (f) dint of hard work. He entered my college (g) at the age of 17 and grabbed my attention from day one. He (h) has always been greedy (i) for knowledge and willing to work hard.
I (j) recommend him to your fellowship programme with absolute confidence. He (k) has made me proud, as his teacher and I am sure he will continue to do so as he (l) achieves greater heights in his academic career and beyond.

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