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This question asked in [CBSE Outside Delhi Set - III, 2019]

The following paragraph has not been edited. There is one error in each line. Identify the error and  write down its correction against the correct blank number. The first one has been done for you.  (Attempt any four.)

Error             Correction 

The Modern Student understand   understand   understands 

importance for Physical exercise.  1.    ___                ___ 

He spend one or two hours daily   2.    ___                ___

on the open air where he takes     3.    ___                ___ 

part on Exercises when work        4.    ___                ___ 

wonders for His Health. 

1. (A) at (B) of (C) off (D) on   

2. (A) spent (B) spends (C) spending (D) spend 

3. (A) into (B) in (C) by (D) of 

4. (A) which (B) where (C) whether (D) why

 

Answer

  Error  Correction 
1 for (B) of
2 spend (B) spends
3 on (B) in
4 when (A) which

 

Explanation:

  1. For- For means because. One does not understand importance because of physical exercise but understands the importance of physical exercise. So, the correct word is “of”.
  2. Spend- With pronouns (he/she/it) describing an individual, ‘s’ is added at the end of the words. So, the correct word is “spends”.
  3. On- ”On” is a preposition which usually tells about the position of an object/human which is situated or kept above a certain object and one is not situated above air. So, the correct word is “in”.
  4. When- “When” is used to describe a time or date of the event and is not used to point at a specific event. So, the correct word is “which”.

Thus, the correct paragraph is

The Modern Student understands

importance of Physical exercise.

He spends one or two hours daily

in the open air where he takes   

part on Exercises which work

wonders for His Health. 

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