Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Ameliorate the Cotton Gin

Directions: grammatically correct the sentence(s) below, in red. There are three missing commas. The suggested answer is at the very bottom of the page.

Prior to the introduction of the mechanical cotton gin cotton had required considerable labor to clean and separate the fibers from the seeds. With Eli Whitney’s invention cotton became a tremendously profitable business creating many fortunes in the Antebellum South.




Video: Start at 10:04 for Cotton Gin

Suggested answer:
Prior to the introduction of the mechanical cotton gin, cotton had required considerable labor to clean and separate the fibers from the seeds. With Eli Whitney’s invention, cotton became a tremendously profitable business, creating many fortunes in the Antebellum South.

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