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January 8, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Writing, Grammar
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Day 1 The dictionary defines pilgrim as a person who journeys through foreign lands; a second meaning is one who travels to a holy place.

As you may remember The Canterbury Tales describe a group of travelers making a pilgrimage to a shrine.

Subject and verb agreement Use of comma after introductory clause Use of underlining or italics for a word used as a word Use of quotation marks with direct quotation

Day 1 The dictionary defines pilgrim as “a person who journeys through foreign lands”; a second meaning is “one who travels to a holy place.” The use of underlining a word used as a word The use of quotation marks with a direct quote As you may remember, The Canterbury Tales describes a group of travelers making a pilgrimage to a shrine.

The use of a comma after an introductory clause Subject and verb agreement

Day 2

The proper noun Pilgrims refer to the English colonists who settled at Plymouth Massachusetts in 1620.

Until about 1820 however these colonists were known as founders or Forefathers, not Pilgrims. Use of quotation marks to call attention to words or phrases Use of commas with interrupter Subject and verb agreement Use of commas to separate parts of an address

Day 2 The proper noun Pilgrims refers to the English colonists who settled at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1620. Subject and verb agreement The use of a comma to separate parts of an address Until about 1820, however, these colonists were known as “Founders” or “Forefathers,” not “Pilgrims.”

Use of a comma with an interrupter The use of quotes to call attention to words

Day 3

The Pilgrim’s Progress was a novel published in 1678. It was by John Bunyan. It also popularized the concept of the pilgrim.

The main character, Christian, a pilgrim who encounters many adventures on Revision choppy sentences his journey awayoffrom the City of Destruction off to the Celestial City. Correction of sentence fragment Elimination of unnecessary words

Day 3 The Pilgrim’s Progress, a novel by John Bunyan published in 1678, popularized the concept of the pilgrim. Revision of choppy sentences The main character, Christian, is a pilgrim who encounters many adventures ____ _____ away off on his journey from the City of Destruction to the Celestial City. Correction of a sentence fragment Elimination of unnecessary words

Day 4 Like the pilgrims who founded Plymouth, John Bunyan was a separatist in his religious views. Capitalization of proper noun

And to him, simplifying the Church of England from within as the Puritans hoped to do seemed futile; so he set up his own separate congregation. Elimination of and at the beginning of a sentence Correct use of commas with nonrestrictive clause Use of conjunctive adverb in compound sentence

Day 4 Like the Pilgrims who founded Plymouth, John Bunyan was a Separatist in his religious views. Capitalization of a proper noun

_____ And To him, simplifying the Church of England from within, as the Puritans hoped to do, seemed futile; therefore, he set up his own separate congregation.

Elimination of and at the beginning of a sentence The correct use of commas with a nonrestrictive clause Use of a conjunctive adverb in a compound sentence

Day 5

Due to the fact that there’s was an illegal religion, the Separatist Pilgrims fled first to Holland and later to the new world.

For his nonconformist views, John Bunyan spent 12 years in prison, where much of The Pilgrim’s Progress was written. Revision of wordy sentence

Use of active voice to improve style Correction of commonly confused words Spelling out numbers through one hundred Capitalization of name of specific place

Day 5 Because theirs was an illegal religion, the Separatist Pilgrims fled first to Holland and later to the New World. Revision of a wordy sentence Correction of commonly confused words Capitalization of a specific place For his nonconformist views, John Bunyan spent twelve years in prison, where he wrote much of The Pilgrim’s Progress. Spelling out numbers through one hundred Use of active voice to improve style

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