Edit the Passage | Grammar Worksheet for Classes 9 and 10

Edit the following passage by choosing the appropriate word from the options given below.

When the Puritans first (a) leaving England and (b) sailing to the colonies, they (c) leave behind political and religious persecution. The King of England (d) has also the head of the Church of England and he (e) was refusing to allow any religions, Protestant or Catholic, to deny his authority and the supremacy of his church. The Puritans (f) considered rebels for wanting to lead, organize and spread their own religious affairs, and many (g) were imprisoning or worse. It is no wonder that freedom of religion (h) becoming one of the founding principles of the country that (i) grow out of those colonies, the United States of America.

(a) i) leave; ii) left; iii) had left; iv) was leaving

(b) i) were sailing; ii) sailing; iii) sailed; iv) had sailed

(c) i) were leaving; ii) leave; iii) left; iv) had left

(d) i) had; ii) was; iii) is; iv) had been

(e) i) was refusing; ii) had refused; iii) refused; iv) refuses

(f) i) considering; ii) were considered; iii) were considering; iv) had considered

(g) i) imprisoned; ii) were imprisoned; iii) imprisoning; iv) had imprisoned

(h) i) become; ii) becomes; iii) became; iv) has become

(i) i) grows; ii) grow; iii) grew; iv) has grown

Solution

When the Puritans first (a) left England and (b) sailed to the colonies, they (c) left behind political and religious persecution. The King of England (d) was also the head of the Church of England and he (e) refused to allow any religions, Protestant or Catholic, to deny his authority and the supremacy of his church. The Puritans (f) were considered rebels for wanting to lead, organize and spread their own religious affairs, and many (g) were imprisoned or worse. It is no wonder that freedom of religion (h) became one of the founding principles of the country that (i) grew out of those colonies, the United States of America.

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