Editing Skills - Spelling - Answer Sheet


Level: Advanced
Topic: General
Grammar Topic: General
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Published: 1st Sep 2007

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Editing Skills- there are spelling mistakes in some of these 

sentences; correct them where necessary 


1.  Governments are starting to ensure that their schools are online and have Intranets, 

but look at what the schools do with their sites

2.  No aspect of learning a foreign language is more important than memory. 

3.  Swearing is part of expressive language; it is irrational: yet, it forms part of speech 

and idiomatic language. 

4.  Why shouldn't adult EFL students have some introductory lessons on swear words 

if only to caution and counsel them on their offensive nature and meaning and 

inappropriateness in polite conversation? 

5.  There are two separate pieces to the riddle. 

6.  Critics of language exams often say that they force students to learn an artificial 

form of standard English that is often at odds with the language used by many 

native speakers. 

7.  Understanding informal and colloquial pronunciation as compared to more careful, 

formal and “standard” English pronunciation is part of obtaining a better 

understanding and awareness of the English language. 

8.  The basis of the modern approach to classification and diagnosis of mental illness 

was instigated with a book published by Emil Kraepelin. 

9.  Throughout history languages have died out; I can't see the point in trying to 

resurrect something like Cornish here. 

10.  However, this is also one of its difficulties; having mastered the basics of English, 

many students then find it hard to reach the very high levels, because there are so 

many exceptions to everything and so many funny little rules. 

11.  Soon  afterwards (1828) he published An American Dictionary of the English 

Language which eventually was regarded as the main authority on American 


12.  With the disclosure today that when a 13-year-old student handed in her essay, her 

teacher discovered it had been written entirely as a text message, the question arises 

about the effect of text messaging on literacy and the effect of technology on our 

children’s mental ability. 

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