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Conquering Hard Passages

Drill: Add the Details

Use the clues in the following sentences that you already simplified in the last drill to add some details back in.

1. Original: Though the repeal of the Glass Steagall Act in 1999 did not engender excessive controversy, in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, some members of Congress are now pushing to resuscitate the legislation, which was originally passed in 1933 to separate traditional banks from the riskier financial services industry.

Simplified: Members of Congress are doing something to the legislation.

What does doing something mean?

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What is the legislation about?

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New sentence:

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2. Original: William Perkin unwittingly produced mauve, the first synthetic dye, while trying to engineer artificial quinine in his endeavor to cure malaria.

Simplified: A guy produced something while trying to do something else.

What does something mean?

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What does something else mean?

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New sentence:

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