PRECIS WRITING WITH ANSWER Exercise 1

Précis writing for students – Exercise 1

Passage ….. A drop of water fell out of the cloud into the sea, and finding itself lost in such an immensity of fluid matter, broke out into the following reflection: ‘Alas! What an inconsiderable creature am I in this prodigious ocean of waters: My existence is of no concern in the universe; ‘I am reduced to a kind of nothing, and am the least of the works of God’. It so happened that an oyster which lay in the neighbourhood of this drop chanced to gape and swallow it up in the midst of this his soliloquy. The drop, say the fables, lay a great while hardening in the shell, until by degrees it was ripened into a pearl, falling into the hands of a diver, after a long series of adventures, is at present that famous pearl which is fixed on the top of the Persian diadem. [No of words = 147]
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Answer … Once, a drop of water, while falling into the sea, ruminated on its inconsequential existence in the vast ocean. Just then, an oyster swallowed it. The water drop, embedded in the shell, became a pearl in due course. A diver got it. After changing many hands, it now decorates the Persian crown. [No of words = 52]
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31 Responses

  1. ruwiniruwini erandika says:

    This makes me easy to understand what is a Precis

  2. Qurat ul Ain Majeed says:

    thank you! this is very helpful..

  3. shivani says:

    such a good example of precis!!thanks for sharing .

  4. Sakshi jaiswal says:

    Thank u lT makes easy to know me about precis

  5. syeda ruheen says:

    This helped me a lot to learn precise

  6. Thanks for give us easy perci weriting

  7. ayush says:

    Can we use this in guj board exam?

  8. varad says:

    It gives more information in more easy way…

  9. Divyadev panda says:

    it’s nice.
    Thank you

  10. MD NANS says:

    NOT MUCH BUT ITS GREAT FOR UNDERSTANDING . REALLY I LIKE TO READ IT

  11. Mansoor says:

    can i get also the summary and paraphase of this passege

  12. Fatema says:

    In my school we gotta write precis of 60 words…

  13. Srushti says:

    YA! IT HELPED ME A LOT
    THANKS👌

  14. Ankit says:

    Precise of the above passage

    Never underestimate yourself
    Once a drop fell into the ocean and start cursing about its insignificant existence in the vast ocean. In between the introspection, it was swallowed by oyster. Inside the shell in due course of time and pressure , it got converted to pearl. Which was then discovered by diver and now after changing many hands, it ameliorates the persian crown.

    Kindly check and let me know your comments

  15. aslam says:

    make a precis of the passage ‘a good soldier for instance mainly wishes to do his fighting well .he is glad of his pay -very properly so and justly grumbles when you keep him ten years without it -till,his main mission of life isto win battles not to be paid for winning them. So of clergymen. the clergymen’s object is essentially baptize and preach not to be paid for preaching .so of doctors . they like fees no doubt-ought to like them;yet if they are brave and well educated the entire object to their lives is not fees . they on the whole desire to cure the sick ; and if theybare good doctors and the choice is fairlt to them , would rather cure their patient and lose their fee than kill him and get it. and so with all the other brave and rightly braved men ;their work is first ,their fee is second -very importnt always ;but still second

    • Satya Prakash says:

      I am recuperating after a heart surgery. Will resume writing after a few weeks. Please bear with me.

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