Rajasthan Board RBSE Class 12 English Grammar Editing and Error Correction of Words and Sentences

Solved Examples :
In the following passages each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off; then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the first example of each of the passages :

Passage 1

1. All the world’s an stage

(i) And all the men and women merely playing: (playing) – players
(ii) They had their exits and their entrances: (had) – have
(iii) And one man in his time plays some parts, (some) – many
(iv) His acts being seven ages. On first the infant, (On) – At
(v) mewling and puking into the nurse’s arms. (into) – in
(vi) Then the whining school boy, with their satchel (their) – his
(vii) And shine morning face, creeping, like snail (shine) – shining
(viii) Unwilling to school. And then the lover (Unwilling) – Unwillingly
(ix) sighing like furnace, with the woeful ballad (the) – a
(x) Made for his mistress’ eyebrow. (for) – to

Passage 2

2. The porter asked Michael for wait

(i) at the wood bench. (wood) – wooden
(ii) on the window. As he sat there, (on) – by
(iii) he become acutely (become) – became
(iv) consciousness of the stillness of (consciousness) – conscious
(v) the room. That made him feel (That) – It
(vi) thousand of miles away from (thousand) – thousands
(vii) the noise streets and shops and (ngise) – noisy
(viii) general clatter in London. (in) – of
(ix) He become conscious of the sound (become) – became
(x) from his own breathing. (from) – of

Exercise For Practice :
In the following passages each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off; then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the first example of each of the passages.

Passage 1

The ancestor of Helen would has not (has) – have
(i) even imagine that there would be (imagine) – imagined
(ii) a deaf child in one of their family. (family) – families.
(iii) One of Helen Swiss ancestors was (Helen) – Helen’s
(iv) the first teacher on the deaf (on) – of
(v) and wrote a book on the subject of his ( his) – their
(vi) education. The book was mean for the (mean) – meant
(vii) deaf of the outside word but (word) – World
(viii) through a remarkable coincidences (coincidences) – coincidence
(ix) it must has been handy for Helen (has) – have
(x) the immediate member upon the family of the Swiss ancestors. (upon) – of

Passage 2

Helen visited a historical places and (a) – some
(i) one of them was Bunker Hill on Boston (on) – in
(ii) and there she had his first lesson in (his) – her
(ii) history. At this site a monuments by the (monuments) – monument
(iv) name of Bunker were erected to (were) – was
(v) commemorate a battle of Bunker Hill. (a) – the
(vi) This site was where the first major battles (battles) – battle
(vii) of the Revolutionary war were fought. (were) – was
(viii) Listen to this story of bravery, Helen (listen) – listening
(ix) gets very much excited. She (gets) – got
(x) climbed up the monument counting the step. (step) – steps

Passage 3

The lady teacher who were in the class (were) – was
(i) was said something to the girls (said) – saying
(ii) but Bholi can understand nothing. (can) – could
(ü) She looked on the picture on the wall. (on) – at
(iv) The colours fascinated them – the horse (them) – her
(v) was brown like the horse on which (like) – just like
(vi) the Tahsildar come to visit their village; (come) – had come
(vii) the goat was block like the goat of (block) – black
(vii) their neighbour, the parrot were green (sees) – had seen
(ix) like the parrots she sees in the mango (were) – was
(x) orchard; the cows was just like their Lakshmi. (Cows) – COW

Passage 4

When I reached the station, I did not stopped at the (stopped) – stop
(i) ticket office but dash straight to the platform. (dash) – dashed
(ii) The Lucknow Express was just move out. (move) – moving
(iii) The train had still to picked up speed (picked) – pick
(iv) and I should have able to jump into one (have) – have been
(v) of the carriage, but I hesitated (carriage) – carriages
(vi) for some reason I can’t explain – and I lose (lose) – lost
(vii) the chance to get away. When the train goes (goes) – had gone
(viii) I found yourself standing alone on the (yourself) – myself
(ix) desert platform. (desert) – deserted
(x) I had not idea where to spend the night. (not) – no

Passage 5

The next morning she was taking ill. (taking) – taken
(i) It was a mild fever and a doctor told us (a) – the
(i) that it would gone. (gone) – go
(iii) But my grandmother thinks differently. (thinks) – thought
(iv) She told us that her and was near. (and) – end
(v) She said that since only a few hour (hour) – hours
(vi) before the close of the last chapter of his life. (his) – her
(vii) she had omitted to pray, she is not (is) – was
(viii) going to waste any more time talk to us. (talk) – talking
(ix) We protested. But she ignored my protests. (my) – our
(x) She lay peaceful in bed praying and telling her beads. (peaceful) – peacefully

Passage 6

Gautam Buddha began life as a prince name (name) – named
(i) Siddharth Gautam in northern India. In twelve, he was (In) – At
(ii) sent away for school in the Hindu sacred (school) – schooling
(iii) scriptures and four years latter he returned (latter) – later
(iv) home to marry, a princess. They have a son (have) – had
(v) and lived for ten years as befit royalty. (befit) – befitted
(vi) At on the age of twenty-five, the Prince (on) – about
(vii) shielded from the sufferings of the word, (word) – world
(viii) while out hunt chanced upon a sick man (hunt) – hunting
(ix) then an aged man, than a funeral (than) – then
(x) procession and finally a monk begging for alm. (alm) – alms

Passage 7

Immediately, Lencho went up on the window to ask (on) – to
(i) for paper and ink. On the publicly table, (publcly) – public
(ii) he started to write with much wrinkling of her (her) – his
(iii) brow, cause by the effort he had to (cause) – caused
(iv) make to express his idea. When he finishes, (finishes) – had finished
(v) he went to the window to buy a stamps (stamps) – stamp
(vi) which he licked and than affixed (than) – then
(vii) to the envelops with a blow of his fist. (envelops) – envelop
(viii) The moment the letter fall (fall) – fell
(ix) upon the mail box the post master (upon) – into
(x) gone to open it. (gone) – went

Passage 8

Midway among Mysore and the coastal town, (among) – between
(i) of Mangalore sits a peace of heaven that musti (peace) – piece
(ii) have drifted for the kingdom of god. (for) – from
(iii) This land of rolling hills is inhabit by (inhabit) – inhabited
(iv) a proud race of martial men, woman (woman) – women
(v) and wild creatures. Coorg, the small district of (small) – smallest
(vi) Karnataka, are home to evergreen rainforests, (are) – is
(vii) spices and coffee plantation. (plantation) – plantations
(viii) Evergreen rainforests covers thirty per cent (covers) – cover
(ix) of these district. During the monsoons, (these) – this
(x) it pours enough to keep many visitor away. (visitor) – visitors

Passage 9

She learned the odious work upon a kitchen. (upon) – of
(i) She washed the dishes. She washes their clothes and (washes) – washed
(ii) dish cloths . She took down a refuse to (bring) – the
(iii) the street each morning and bring up the (bring) – brought
(iv). water, stopping at each landing catch her (catch) – to catch
(v) breath. The husband worked evening (evening) – evenings
(vi) putting the books of none merchant in (none) – some
(vii) order, and nights he did copying in five (in) – for
(viii) rupees a page. And this life last for (last) – lasted
(ix) ten years. At the and of ten years (and) – end
(x) they had restore all. (restore) – restored

Passage 10

I am touch the feet of (touch) – touching
(i) the teacher, not of my grandmother, (grandmother) – grand-daughter
(ii) a teacher who taught her so well (her) – me
(iii) with so much on affection that (on) – of
(iv) I can read any noble confidently (noble) – novel
(v) in such a long period. Now I am (long) – short
(vi) independent. It is my duty respected (respected) – to respect
(vii) a teacher. Is it not write in our (write) – written
(viii) scriptures that teacher (teacher) – a teacher
(ix) should respect irrespective (respect) – be respected
(x) upon the gender and age? (upon) – of

Passage 11

If the boys and the girls are to be treat (treat) – treated
(i) as equals, than both of them have right (than) – then
(ii) to education. If resources can spare (spare) – be spared
(iii) for the boy education then they have to (boy) – boy’s
(iv) be spared on the education of the girls too (on) – for
(v) as we have saw that educating a child (saw) – seen
(vi) is not a burden and an invesment. (and) – but
(vii) So the family has to devise mean to (mean) – means
(viii) squeeze its budget and makes space (makes) – make
(ix) for the educate of the girl child. (educate) – education
(x) If you educated a woman, you educate a nation. (educated) – educate

Passage 12

It was truly the amazing performance (the) – an
(i) when we arrive, the professor, (arrive) – arrived
(ii) which looked nothing like a strong (which) – who
(iii) man, had just calling for twelve (calling) – called
(iv) volunteers in the audience whose (in) – from
(v) task it is to bend an iron (is) – was
(vi) bar across his neck. The iron (across) – around
(vii) bar provided in the camp (in) – from
(viii) store was about twelve feet length (length) – long
(ix) and the professor held it end (end) – and
(x) pressing against his throat. (pressing) – pressed

Passage 13

In Britain I find things to be (find) – found
(i) very different. I have yet to meet the (the) – a
(ii) single English person which has (which) – who
(iii) actually admit to anti-Negro (admit) – admitted
(iv) prejudice; it is even general believed (general) – generally
(v) that not such things exist here. (not) – no
(vi) A Negro is free for board any (for) – to
(vii) bus or train and sitting anywhere, (sitting) – sit
(viii) provided he have paid the appropriate (have) – has
(ix) fare; a fact that many people might pointedly avoid (a) – the
(x) sitting near him is casually overlook. (overlook) – overlooked

Passage 14

Each time one of us made the (the) – a
(i) mistake the professor will publicly (with) – would
(ii) correct him. Whenever one of us shone, a (a) – the
(iii) professor outshine him. When after (outshine) – outshone
(iv) a hard morning’s work, cleaning of (morning’s) – morning
(v) our hut, we listen in silence to (listen) – listened
(vi) the orderly officer’s praise a professor (a) – the
(vii) will break out (will) – would
(vii) with a singing dutifully beaming, ‘thanks you (thanks) – thank
(ix) sir!’ And how super, (super) – superior
(x) how condescending he is ! (is) – was

Passage 15

The Maliks was going to have a house. (was) – were
(i) of their own in Delhi. They had purchase (purehase) – purchased
(ii) a plot in the most fashionable colonies (colonies) – colony
(iii) of the town sometime ago. Now that he (be) – they
(iv) were posted back in Delhi, they think, (think) – thought
(v) they might as well have the house build. (build) – built
(vi) In his heart of hearts Mrs Malik also decided (his) – her
(vii) that after complete of the house (complete) – completion
(viii) she will stay back in Delhi even (will) – would
(ix) if her husband was transfer to (tranfer) – transferred
(x) another station. She was sick of their pastings. (pastings) – postings

Passage 16

Gafur, a poor weaver lives.with her (he) – his
(i) motherless daughter, Amina. Drought has affects (affects) – affected
(ii) his fields badly. As the result, he finds (the) – a
(iii) it difficulty to feed himself, his daughter (difficulty) – difficult
(iv) and his bull Mahesh. He love the bull Mahesh as (love) – loves
(v) his son. Though he has to begged rice water (begged) – beg
(vi) from his neighbours to feed it, he does not thought (thought) – think
(vii) of selling it in the cattle market. It show that (show) – shows
(vii) he is kind at nature. (at) – by
(ix) He is a victim of circumstances, which at time (time) – times
(x) compel him to behave angry. (angry) – angrily

Passage 17

Jim purchased a set of comb for Della (comb) – combs
(i) as Christmas gift. She had craving for them (had craving) – had been craving
(ii) for the long time. They were made of pure (the) – a
(iii) tortoise shell. They have jewelled rims. (have) – had
(iv) They had the perfect colour match her. (colour match) – colour to match
(v) beautiful vanish hair. (vanish) – vanished
(vi) Della purchases a platinum fob chain (purchases) – purchased
(vii) for Jim. It was simple at design and (at) – in
(viii) worthy of Jim gold watch. (Jim) – Jim’s
(ix) It showed his value by substance (his) – its
(x) alone and not at mere precious ornamentation. (at) – by

Passage 18
(S.S. Exam 2012)
In the following passage each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off, then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the first example.

The few weeks later my pasting (pasting) – posting
(i) came through to General Head Quarters at New Delhi (to) – the
(ii) and the night before I was due to leaving (leaving) – leave
(iii) coincided with the arrival at a fresh Canadian (at) – of
(iv) at a camp. It also (A) – the
(v) coincides with the visit to the camp (coincides) – coincided
(vi) for a remarkable troupe of the Indians (for) – of
(vii) lead by a gentleman known as (lead) – led
(viii) Professor Rao which was said (which) – who
(ix) to perform feats with strength. (with) – of
(x) Entertainment at the camp were non-existent at that time. (were) – Was

Passage 19
(S.S. Exam 2013)
In the following passage each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off, then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the first example.

Thousand in people have witnessed the (in) – of
(i) apparent enjoyment porpoises takes in (takes) – take
(ii) performing tricks in marine exhibits play (exhibits) – exhibition
(iii) basketball and blowing horns, leaping by paper targets. (blowing) – blow
(iv) Porpoises in a mischievous mood always grabs a fish (grabs) – grab
(v) by its tail, swim backward several foot and release (foot) – feet
(vi) it unharmed. At Marineland in Florida, I had watched a young female place a turtle on her nose and (place) – placing
(vii) give it a ride in the pool. Because of their (give) – giving
(viii) skill at herd fish porpoises are often called seagoing cowboys. In a scene porpoises surround a school of mullet and herd it along to the shallows, where, acting in perfect (herd) – herding
(ix) co-ordination, it flashed in one at a time(flashed) – flashes
(x) to take their mullet meal: all then return to close the line while another dart in to dine. (dart) – darts

Passage 20
(S.S. Exam 2014)
In the following passage each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off, then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the first example.

Paridhi saw the cow (the) – a
(i) with it tail high in the air (it) – its
(ii) it was run fast (run) – running
(iii) in the middle up the road (up) – of
(iv) right in back of the bus. (back) – front
(v) The bus move very slowly (move) – was moving
(vi) and the driver sounded their horn loudly (their) – his
(vii) but the more he horned the less frightenened the cow became (less) – more
(viii) and the faster he galloped. (We) – she
(ix) This was very fun for Paridhi (very) – great
(x) and he laughed. (he) – she

Passage 21
(S.S. Exam 2015)
In the following passage each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off, then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the example.

Sri Ramakrishna did not got his ideas. (got) – get
(i) from books. He did not got to some college or (got) – to
(ii) university; in fact he did not even at (at) – get to
(iii) school for a long time. He was born on 1836 (on) – in
(iv) and very early in life he becomes a temple (becomes) – became
(v) priest. He found the great happiness in being (great) – greatest
(vi) a priest, and spent many his time in the service (many) – most of
(vii) of Kali, the divine mother which he worshipped in (which) – whom
(viii) the temple for Dakshineshwar. He lived a (for) – of
(ix) deep religious life. He led a very hard (deep) – deeply
(x) life but often went without food and water. (but) – and

Passage – 22
(S.S. Exam 2016)
In the following passage each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off, then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the example. Example :

We came down safely, however for (however) – and
(a) a few moments there was completely silence. (compeletely) – a complete
(b) Then the cockpit door swing open (swing) – swung
(c) and such the stream of profanity poured out (the) – a
(d) that I thought the fuel will catch fire. (will) – would
(e) When I was listening to this (this) – that
(f) with reverence, the pilot appear, his face (appear) – appeared
(g) bathed by perspiration, and said “That’s (by) – in
(h) the near to death you people have ever been. (near) – nearest
(i) Later, one of the crews told me that on such occasions (occasions) – occasion
(j) though the crew may escape, the passengers · was always killed. (was) – were

Passage 23
(S.S. Exam 2017)
In the following passage each line has an error. Edit the passage by identifying the wrong word/an inappropriate expression, strike it off, then write the correct word in your answer-book as shown in the example: Example :

Then the lights went in the (In) – out
(a) big arena, the music blared, the spotlight catch (catch) – caught
(b) as she left me stood in the runway (stood) – standing
(c) and flashed on the ice (on) – across
(d) glitter skates to (glitter) – glittering
(e) meet the members of the troop (troop) – troupe
(f) which came spilling (which) – who
(g) out in the other runway. (in) – of
(h) The crowd roared as the rink become a whirling kaleidoscope of colour and rhythm and movement. (become) – became
(i) A greatest ice show on (A) – the
(j) earth, they calls it. I guess it was. (calls) – call