Omission Exercises

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Omission Exercises

Be it class 9 English syllabus or in class 11th, students are taught many fundamental concepts of English at the school level. It is important to be thorough with them as most of these concepts are applicable in English for competitive exams as well as throughout the career of an individual. Be it entry-level employees or top-level managerial positions, good command over language always sets an individual apart. Out of the many, one such concept is omission correction. Since it assesses your basic English grammar skills, it is important to practice as many Omission exercises as possible. 

What are the Omission Exercises?

A typical omission question comprises a short paragraph or 6-7 separate lines of which, each of them has a missing word or phrase. The sentence is inherently incomplete and incorrect without that missing word. Keeping in mind the pronoun and tenses rule, you have to solve the questions. Here are some pointers on how practicing omission exercises can help you:

  • Improves grammatical and articulation skills.
  • For students who wish to pursue content or Creative Writing courses, omission exercises are really helpful in building a good foundation on how sentences should be structured.
  • It stays relevant not just throughout the academic career, but also in day-to-day activities. 

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How to Solve Omission Exercises?

While attempting questions on Omission, you should keep the following points in mind. These tips are fundamental rules that apply to every question, helping you solve even the trickiest omission exercises within minutes.

  • Always look for subject-verb agreement in sentences. If you see any anomaly in the same, look for the best alternative among the available choices that fit the sentence.
  • Ensure that the tense consistency is maintained not just throughout the sentence, but the whole passage. As a consistent tense string is a trademark of grammatical correctness, it would greatly help you in solving omission exercises.
  • Look for pronoun-antecedent agreement throughout the passage. In case there is an omission of pronoun, it would be easier to spot by identifying if the passage is in the 1st, 2nd, or 3rd person. Similarly, the number of subjects is also crucial.
  • Often, the sentences omit articles used before a noun. These articles can be easily identified as a missing article makes a sentence feel incomplete. 
  • Conjunction omission disturbs the sentence structure. Conjunctions link two sentences together, hence if there is a lack of punctuation or linking words between two sentences, there is a high chance of omission.
  • Read the whole passage carefully before starting with the first sentence. Often, this practice helps you in identifying any omission in the first sentence.

Sample Omission Questions

To help you understand these concepts better, let’s put these principles into practice. Here are some sample omission exercises for you to attempt. 

Q1: In the sentences below, there are omitted words. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercise.

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
It is a well_fact that regularwellfact
Exercise_several benefits butexerciseseveral
Recent research_found thatresearchfound
Workout_positively impactworkoutpositively
your memory_bone densitymemorybone

Q2: The sentences in questions 2 and 3 have a single omitted word. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercises. 

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Filled with_sense of withsense
pride_he will be representingpridehe
his state_national level, Sunil statenational
Is training very hard. _he has hardhe
represented state before, _says  beforesays
that_is always a proud moment thatis

Q3: In the sentences below, there are omitted words. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercise.

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Three robbers broke__a goods shop yesterday. brokea
They found the cash-box__took it. cash-boxtook
But before they__leave the shop, Policetheyleave
barged in and arrested all__them. allthem

Q4: The sentences given below have a single omitted word. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercise. 

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Researchers_proved that researchersproved
doing exercise_reduce heart riskexercisereduce
and lower the chances_a stroke. chancesa
Be it any form_exercise,formexercise
It has a positive impact_yourimpactyour
overall personality_confidencepersonalityconfide
While regulating your hormones.

Q5: The sentences given in questions 5 and 6 have omitted words. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercises. 

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Mahatma Gandhi_considered one Gandhiconsidered
of_most influential men to ever walkofmost
on Earth. Through_principles ofthroughprinciples
Non-violence_non-cooperation,violencenon-cooperation
he won hearts not only in India but
also_South Africa.
alsoSouth Africa

Q6

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Clocks_ a vital part of our dailyclocksa
lives. Over time, it_undergone many changes
in appearance and 
itundergone
Inner machinery. However, one_the
most
onethe
popular developments_clock makingdevelopmentsclock
was the use_Quartz stone in
commercial
useQuartz
Production of clocks_watches.clockswatches

Q7: Insert a well fit word in the given blanks.

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Due_global warming, polar ice caps Dueglobal
are melting and_a result, the sea level anda
is rising. Islands_be submerged.Islandsbe
The ozone layer_becoming thinner day by day,layerbecoming
resulting in the entering_harmful rays inenteringharmful
the atmosphere,_causes skin diseasesatmospherecauses

Q8: The sentences given below have a single omitted word. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercise. 

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Using alcohol regularly, even_small evensmall
quantities, tends_cause damage to tendscause
to the various organs_the body. organsthe
It affects_liver, it weakens the mental powers,affectsliver
and lessens the general energy_the body.energythe

Q9: The sentences given below have a single omitted word. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercise. 

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
The man_forgives a wrongdoing manforgives
proves himself to_the superior of tothe
the man who wronged him_puts himputs
the wrong-doer_shamedoershame
Forgiveness_even turn a foe into a friend, Forgivenesseven
so_is the noblest form of revenge.sois

Q10: The sentences given below have a single omitted word. Insert the required word to complete the omission exercise. 

PassageBeforeOmittedAfter
Higher education is_important part ofisimportant
the life of every individual. Be_any field of beany
work, the best professionals_always moreprofessionalsalways
likely to hail_a rich educational background.haila
Education not_provides essential job skills,notprovides
but it also broadens_horizons of the mind.broadenshorizons

Q1.

  1. Known
  2. Has
  3. Has
  4. Can
  5. And

Q2.

  1. A
  2. That
  3. At
  4. Although
  5. He
  6. It

Q3.

  1. Into
  2. And
  3. Could
  4. Of

Q4.

  1. Have
  2. Can
  3. Of
  4. Of
  5. On
  6. And

Q5.

  1. One
  2. The
  3. His
  4. And
  5. In

Q6.

  1. Are
  2. Has
  3. Of
  4. In
  5. Of
  6. And

Q7:

  1. To
  2. As
  3. May/Would
  4. Is
  5. Of
  6. Which

Q8:

  1. In
  2. To
  3. Of
  4. The
  5. Of

Q9:

  1. Who
  2. Be
  3. And
  4. To
  5. Can/May
  6. It

Q10:

  1. An
  2. It
  3. Are
  4. From
  5. Only
  6. The

If you are struggling with the topic, keep on practicing omission exercises and go through basic English concepts like tenses, modals, and prepositions. If you are planning to study abroad, then you must note that this topic forms an essential part of proficiency tests like IELTS and TOEFL. Join Leverage Edu’s live online classes on IELTS and TOEFL and get access to a wide range of practice questions, dedicated doubt’clearing sessions, and last-minute tips and tricks! 

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