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Exercises for editing and proofreading: Set 1

1.1. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.
Private hospitals in Thailand has benefitted most from government
projects for boost medical services. Some private hospitals started
marketing strategies target foreign patients. Their relatively
competitive prices high quality services, and excellent hospitality
contributed to a rapid influx of foreign patients. This have drawn a
large number of physicians into the private sector and caused a

Dr. Audwin T. Yap

1.1. Errors underlined and corrected:


have
Private hospitals in Thailand has benefitted most from government
to
projects for boost medical services. Some private hospitals started
that target / targeting
marketing strategies target foreign patients. Their relatively
prices,
competitive prices high quality services, and excellent hospitality
has
contributed to a rapid influx of foreign patients. This have drawn a

international patient at private hospital.

large number of physicians into the private sector and caused a


the
shortage of medical workers in a public hospital system. General
to
physicians left provincial hospitals to go in private hospitals, and
specialists
many specialist left medical schools to provide services to
patients
hospitals
international patient at private hospital.

1.2. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.2. Errors underlined and corrected:

Eco-cars must have engine capacities of not more than 1,300cc for

Eco-cars must have engine capacities of not more than 1,300cc for
models
petrol-driven model. The cars must consume no more than one litre
of
each kilometers
of
for fuel per each 20 kilometer. Although there are existing cars capable in
consumption,
achieving lower fuel consumption they do not measure up to the new

shortage of medical workers in a public hospital system. General


physicians left provincial hospitals to go in private hospitals, and
many specialist left medical schools to provide services to

petrol-driven model. The cars must consume no more than one litre
for fuel per each 20 kilometer. Although there are existing cars capable in
achieving lower fuel consumption they do not measure up to the new
environmental standard. To be recognized as eco-cars, vehicles must
meeting new pollution standards, which states that carbon dioxide
emissions must not exceeding 120 grams per kilometer. They must
also meet safety standards required by the United Nations Economic

environmental standard. To be recognized as eco-cars, vehicles must


meet
state
meeting new pollution standards, which states that carbon dioxide
exceed
emissions must not exceeding 120 grams per kilometer. They must

Commission for europe.

also meet safety standards required by the United Nations Economic


Europe
Commission for europe.

1.3. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.3. Errors underlined and corrected:

South Korea will resume imports of cook chicken from Thailand this

cooked
South Korea will resume imports of cook chicken from Thailand this

month after a long suspension linked by the bird flu outbreak that hit
the Thai poultry industrial. Korean importers place orders for 3,000
tonnes of process chicken for July delivery by Charoen Pokpband
Foods, according to Adirek Sripratak, the companys President and
Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Adirek said bird flu outbreak would
change the proportion to chicken exported in Thailand this year
with more processed chicken exported for raw chicken.

month after a long suspension linked by the bird flu outbreak that hit
industry
placed
the Thai poultry industrial. Korean importers place orders for 3,000
processed
to be delivered
tonnes of process chicken for July delivery by Charoen Pokpband
companys
Foods, according to Adirek Sripratak, the companys President and
the
Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Adirek said _ bird flu outbreak would
of
from
change the proportion to chicken exported in Thailand this year
than
with more processed chicken exported for raw chicken.

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Exercises for editing and proofreading: Set 1

1.4. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

Dr. Audwin T. Yap

1.4. Errors underlined and corrected:

surface after a fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in Chiang Mai.

will plan / is planning a


of
The Livestock Department plan _ nationwide testing for poultry next month
to
for ensure that no illegal bird flu vaccines have been used. The plan was
amounts
were / have been
decided upon after reports that large amount of bird flu vaccine _ smuggled
into
in Thailand via Mae Sai checkpoint in Chiang Rai and also through Don
Airport
be
Muang airport. The smuggled vaccines are likely to _ used in university
laboratories
laboratory and in giant poultry farms. Concerns over such vaccines
surfaced
surface after a fresh outbreak of bird flu was reported in Chiang Mai.

1.5. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.5. Errors underlined and corrected:

The Livestock Department plan nationwide testing for poultry next month
for ensure that no illegal bird flu vaccines have been used. The plan was
decided upon after reports that large amount of bird flu vaccine smuggled
in Thailand via Mae Sai checkpoint in Chiang Rai and also through Don
Muang airport. The smuggled vaccines are likely to used in university
laboratory and in giant poultry farms. Concerns over such vaccines

to asking parents to stay close to their children to prevent them from

to
from
during
In an attempt for prevent youth to gambling on the Euro 2004 football
tournament,
tournament Education Minister Adisai Bodharamikhas pledged to
punish
punishing school officials if their students are caught betting. The Minister
ordered
said that he had order officials of secondary and vocational schools
their
nationwide to closely monitor theyre students and block them from
bookmakers
directed
gambling or working for bookmaker. His order also direct school officials
ask
to asking parents to stay close to their children to prevent them from

gambling during the tournament.

gambling during the tournament.

1.6. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.6. Errors underlined and corrected:

In an attempt for prevent youth to gambling on the Euro 2004 football


tournament Education Minister Adisai Bodharamikhas pledged to
punishing school officials if their students are caught betting. The Minister
said that he had order officials of secondary and vocational schools
nationwide to closely monitor theyre students and block them from
gambling or working for bookmaker. His order also direct school officials

those involve.

result the
Road death figures had dropped in most of the country as a resulting of _
governments continuous
prevent
accidents. The
governments continous campaign to prevention road accidents the
resulted
of
decline results from strict enforcement for traffic laws and the campaign
on
to raise awareness of the effects of fatal road accidents to the families of
involved
those involve.

1.7. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.7. Errors underlined and corrected:

Road death figures had dropped in most of the country as a resulting of


governments continous campaign to prevention road accidents the
decline results from strict enforcement for traffic laws and the campaign
to raise awareness of the effects of fatal road accidents to the families of

Seven people arrest in police operation in Ayutthaya and was charge


with drug smuggling police said. Police seized 2,000 methamphetamine
pill, an unregister gun, and three motorcycles. Drug smuggling has been
reduce due to strict action for the police by last year.

were arrested a
were charged
Seven people arrest in _ police operation in Ayutthaya and was charge
smuggling,
with drug smuggling police said. Police seized 2,000 methamphetamine
pills unregistered
pill, an unregister gun, and three motorcycles. Drug smuggling has been
reduced
by
since
reduce due to strict action for the police by last year.

BG2000

Exercises for editing and proofreading: Set 1

1.8. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

Dr. Audwin T. Yap

1.8. Errors underlined and corrected:

buildings meet safety and fire prevention standards.

prevent
buildings,
In a new bid to prevention fires in tall buildings the city administration is
of
buildings
telling owners for more than 2,000 tall building citywide to conform to
the
correct
a new building control regulations. They must correcting any mistakes
within
wants
before 60 days. The city administration want to ensure that every tall
building meets
buildings meet safety and fire prevention standards.

1.9. Underline the 10 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.9. Errors underlined and corrected:

The Burmese government believe that there are 300,000 Burmese

believes
The Burmese government believe that there are 300,000 Burmese

In a new bid to prevention fires in tall buildings the city administration is


telling owners for more than 2,000 tall building citywide to conform to
a new building control regulations. They must correcting any mistakes
before 60 days. The city administration want to ensure that every tall

laborers working in Thailand, but only 80,000 hold official labor permits
issue by the Thai Labor ministry, according to a state run media report.
But, in Thailand, the actual number of Burmese worker, most of who
are illegal, is believed to closer to one million. The New Light of
Myanmar newspaper, a mouthpiece of the ruling military government has
acknowledged in an editorial that the majority for workers in Thailand are
living in a country without legal documents. The paper blamed "human
traffickers" for the massive number of illegal Burmese laborers in

laborers working in Thailand, but only 80,000 hold official labor permits
issued
Ministry
issue by the Thai Labor ministry, according to a state run media report.
workers
whom
But, in Thailand, the actual number of Burmese worker, most of who
be
are illegal, is believed to _ closer to one million. The New Light of
government,
Myanmar newspaper, a mouthpiece of the ruling military government has
of
acknowledged in an editorial that the majority for workers in Thailand are
the
living in a country without legal documents. The paper blamed "human

Thailand. And the mistreatment they often endured in that country.

traffickers" for the massive number of illegal Burmese laborers in


Thailand, and
Thailand. And the mistreatment they often endured in that country.

1.10. Underline the 12 mistakes and write the correction above it.

1.10. Errors underlined and corrected:

An autonomous university scheme would worse corruption in government

worsen
An autonomous university scheme would worse corruption in government

universities, a professor told senators yesterday. Government


universities is already plagued with corruption and the graft would get
worst if they were left unchecked from the government, said Chiwindr
Chayashavalit a political science professor at Srinakarinwirot University's
Prasarnmit campus. He called for a cleanup of corrupt in government
universities and highlighted the negatively implications of proposed
autonomous university scheme. He said the autonomous university

universities, a professor told senators yesterday. Government


are
universities is already plagued with corruption and the graft would get
worse
by
worst if they were left unchecked from the government, said Chiwindr
Chayashavalit,
Chayashavalit a political science professor at Srinakarinwirot University's
corruption
Prasarnmit campus. He called for a cleanup of corrupt in government
negative
the
universities and highlighted the negatively implications of _ proposed

would turn universities into corporations, with the public interest have a

autonomous university scheme. He said the autonomous university


society
scheme would be detrimental to Thai social as it is rooted in conditions
attached
Bank. These
attachment to loans from the Asian Development Bank these conditions
having
would turn universities into corporations, with the public interest have a

low priority.

low priority.

scheme would be detrimental to Thai social as it is rooted in conditions


attachment to loans from the Asian Development Bank these conditions