Notes On Editing and Omission - CBSE Class 7 English Grammar

Tips:

Read the passage carefully. Identify the tense of passage. Underline the error/identify the missing word. Look for errors/missing words in the use of the following: 

  • Determiners
  • Tenses/Verb
  • Subject
  • verb agreement
  • Non-Finites
  • Relatives
  • Connectors
  • Comparatives
  • Modals
  • Prepositions
  • Gender
  • Number(singular and plural)
Explanation:
1. Error of Subject-Verb Agreement
When speaking or writing, a sentence must have subjects and verbs that agree in number. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must be plural as well. 
Example:
Incorrect: The recipes  is good for beginning chefs.
Correct: The recipes are good for beginning chefs.

2. Error of Tense
Here's an example of a relatively simple verb tense error, and its correction:
Incorrect: After he had finished his performance, he would go to the party.
Correct: After he had finished his performance, he went to the party.

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Summary

Tips:

Read the passage carefully. Identify the tense of passage. Underline the error/identify the missing word. Look for errors/missing words in the use of the following: 

  • Determiners
  • Tenses/Verb
  • Subject
  • verb agreement
  • Non-Finites
  • Relatives
  • Connectors
  • Comparatives
  • Modals
  • Prepositions
  • Gender
  • Number(singular and plural)
Explanation:
1. Error of Subject-Verb Agreement
When speaking or writing, a sentence must have subjects and verbs that agree in number. If the subject is singular, the verb must be singular. If the subject is plural, the verb must be plural as well. 
Example:
Incorrect: The recipes  is good for beginning chefs.
Correct: The recipes are good for beginning chefs.

2. Error of Tense
Here's an example of a relatively simple verb tense error, and its correction:
Incorrect: After he had finished his performance, he would go to the party.
Correct: After he had finished his performance, he went to the party.

                                                                                                                   ....