Editing Practice 2

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Section A [10 marks]
Carefully read the text below. For eight of the items, there is one grammatical error in each item. There are two more items with no errors.

If there is NO error in a line, write down "No Error" in the space provided. You put a tick (√) in the actual exam, but putting a tick here will render your answer wrong when checked against the answer key.

If the line is incorrect, write the correct word in the space provided (this is when you also have to circle the incorrect word in the actual exam, but not here).

The correct word you provide must not change the original meaning of the sentence.

There are no errors in the first sentence (note: sentence, not item)

1) Some phenomena of group dynamics and conformity are so well established that theories have developed. A basic tenet of group theory was that when alone a
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2) person tends to be more relax and less concerned about outward behaviour. However
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3) add even one other person, and behaviour tend to change. Research has found that
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4) when others are present, people become most aware of their actions and adjust their
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5) behaviour accordingly. In addition, this tendency affects one’s performance of the task.
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6) In a group setting, an individual tends to perform well at tasks that are simple or
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7) familiar but the same person may perform poorly where attempting a difficult or
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8) new task in the presence of others. When alone, a relaxed individual is better able to
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9) concentrate. So, when others are watching, a person becomes self-conscious and
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10) nervous with so many witnesses, and therefore is more prone towards mistakes. Once a difficult task is learned, the presence of a group provides motivation and support.
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