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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
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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
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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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