Editing Practice 3

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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) As Australia looks to meet Asia’s rising demand for food, it has run into the new problem – a looming shortage of farm workers that could stop
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2) production and raise prices for consumer in countries like Singapore.
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3) Australia has a rare opportunity to become a premium food superpower,
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4) but it need to step up its farm production and agrifood trade by 2050.
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5) Australian farming has came to a standstill in recent times, with
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6) volumes of wheat and beef stalling. Farmers are getting older and
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7) sometimes reluctant to invest about new techniques. Fewer students
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8) were studying agricultural sciences and research in farming has dropped.
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9) Productivity growth will have to come by on-farm innovation and
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10) advances in animal genetics. The main challenge are in improving research to boost production, according to the National Farmers’ Federation.
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