Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam

INTRODUCTION;-

Editing a paragraph means, detecting the mistakes in a paragraph regarding language  items and correcting them. The errors may be as follows.

  1. Articles
  2. Correct form of verb & words
  3. Prepositions & conjunctions
  4. Punctuations (.,? “”)
  5. Numbers (singular & plural)
  6. Subject and verb agreement
  7. Capital letters
  8. Spellings

Instructions; – Paragraphs are given below. They  have errors. Edit the paragraphs using the clues  given below;-

Paragraph – 1

 There was an great deal in conversation about rain but his family. He was very  proud of his large family finally we got down to business.

Clues;-

  1. Error in the article
  2. Error in preposition
  3. Error in conjunction
  4. Error in verb form

 

Paragraph – 2

 The next day as smitha with her father are leaving for the concert. Her brother

smile and said, enjoy yourself though ____words came out in painful gasps lucky  you.

 

Clues;-

  1. Error in the conjunction
  2. Error in the auxiliary verb
  3. Error in the verb from
  4. Fill the blank with correct article

 

Key answers;-

Paragraph 1 ;- a) a b) of c) and d) get

Paragraph 2; – a) and b) were c) smiled d) the



Example

The passage given below contains several grammar mistakes. The mistakes are in the numbered words or phrases. Correct the mistakes.

The auditorium was decorating (1) with buntings. Chairs are neatly arranged (2) in rows for the invitees. The dais was (3) a beautiful backdrop. The principal was escorted (4) the chief guest to the stage. When they were all occupied (5) their seats, two girls sung(6) the prayer. After that the principal was reading (7) the annual report. Then the chief guest had made (8) a brief speech. He was advised (9) the students to work hard. He said that they should aim at success and bringing (10) credit to the school. This followed (11) by the prize distribution ceremony. Students who have won (12) prizes in various competitions invited (13) to the stage. They had received (14) prizes from the chief guest.

Solution

The auditorium was decorated (1) with buntings. Chairs were neatly arranged (2) in rows for the invitees. The dais had (3) a beautiful backdrop. The principal escorted (4) the chief guest to the stage. When they all occupied (5) their seats, two girls sang (6) the prayer. After that the principal read (7) the annual report. Then the chief guest made (8) a brief speech. He advised (9) the students to work hard. He said that they should aim at success and bring (10) credit to the school. This was followed (11) by the prize distribution ceremony. Students who had won (12) prizes in various competitions were invited (13) to the stage. They received (14) prizes from the chief guest.

Also Read The Active and the Passive voice English Grammar

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam 

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam 

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam 

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam 

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam 

Editing Paragraph Errors English Grammar ielts exam

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