Monday, February 22, 2016

Ameliorate Lewis Hine

Directions: grammatically correct the sentences below, in red.                       Scroll down for the suggested correction.


between 1904 and 1909 Lewis Hine took over 200 photographs he came to the realization that documentary photography could be employed as a tool for social change and reform.

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Between 1904 and 1909, Lewis Hine took over 200 photographs. He came to the realization that documentary photography could be employed as a tool for social change and reform.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Ameliorate the Chinese Exclusion Act

Directions: grammatically correct the following sentence(s), in red. A suggested answer is at the bottom of the page.

The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6 1882 it prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers.



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Suggested Answer

The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882. It prohibited all immigration of Chinese laborers.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Ameliorate Jacob Riis

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red.

Jacob Riis wanted to literally show the the world what he saw therefore to help his readers truly understand the dehumanizing dangers of the immigrant neighborhoods that he knew all too well Riis taught himself photography and began taking a camera with him on his nightly rounds.



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Jacob Riis wanted to literally show the the world what he saw. Therefore, to help his readers truly understand the dehumanizing dangers of the immigrant neighborhoods that he knew all too well, Riis taught himself photography and began taking a camera with him on his nightly rounds.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Ameliorate Immigration

Directions: grammatically correct the three sentences below, in red. There are two missing commas.

By the 1870s almost all immigrants to American traveled by steamship the trip took approximately one weak most immigrants traveled in steerage the cheapest accommodations on a ship.


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Suggested Answer:
By the 1870s, almost all immigrants to America traveled by steamship. The trip took approximately one week. Most immigrants traveled in steerage, the cheapest accommodations on a ship.

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Ameliorate the IWW

Directions: there are three missing commas.

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) members of which are commonly called Wobblies is an international radical labor union that was founded in 1905. 



Suggested Answer

The Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), members of which are commonly called "Wobblies," is an international, radical labor union that was founded in 1905. 

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Ameliorate the Brooklyn Bridge

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence below. There are three missing commas, and one missing apostrophe.

 On May 17 1884 P. T. Barnum helped to squelch doubts about the Brooklyn Bridges stability when he led a parade of twenty-one elephants over the Brooklyn Bridge.



Suggested Answer:
 On May 17, 1884, P. T. Barnum helped to squelch doubts about the Brooklyn Bridge's stability, when he led a parade of twenty-one elephants over the Brooklyn Bridge.

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