English Grammar: Editing Exercise

Exercise 1:
England has been long famous for her dramatist, a)……………
the greatest of who was William Shakespeare. b)……………
It is hard to find the educated man in c)………………

the English speaking world whom has not heard d)………………
for his name. The actor and playwright e)……………
born more than 400 years ago had f)………………
become not only for Englishman but for g)……………
the whole world chief symbol for h)……………
British culture. He is a dramatist and a poet. .

Answers: 
a) dramatist- dramatists
b) who – whom
c) the – an
d) whom – who
e) for – of
f) had – has
g) Englishman – Englishmen
h) for – of

Exercise 2:
About a year 1900, a small, dark haired boy a)……………
name Charles Chaplin was often seen b)……………
waiting outside the back entrance c)………………
of London theatres. He looks thin and d)………………
hungry but his blue eyes was determined. e)……………
He could sing or dance. His parents f)………………
were music hall performers but g)……………
he has been born into the life of h)………………
the theatre.

Answers: 
a) a year- the year
b) name – named
c) entrance – entrances
d) looks – looked
e) was – were
f) or – and
g) but – and
h) has – had

Exercise 3: 
In April 12, 1961, major Yuri Gagarin a)……………
become the first man ever to venture b)……………
in space. He did not know for certain c)………………
beforehand that he is to be chosen. d)………………
The Russian had three possible candidates e)……………
ready but although Gagarin was first f)………………
in the list, the choice was not definitely g)……………
made until an early morning of April 12. h)………………

Answers:
a) in – on
b) become – became
c) in – into
d) is – was
e) Russian – Russians
f) But – and
g) In – on
h) an – the

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