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  • F. Yes, because the phrase shifts the focus of the paragraph from the use of McCoy’s inventions in factories to factory disputes.

  • G. Yes, because the phrase suggests that factory owners were more interested in profits than in which of McCoy’s devices would best meet their needs.

  • H. No, because the phrase is relevant to the para- graph’s discussion of the positive effects that the use of McCoy’s inventions had in factories.

  • J. No, because the phrase makes clear that the successful use of McCoy’s inventions in factories led to higher wages for factory workers.

72-The writer is considering deleting the following phrase from the preceding sentence (ending the sentence with a period):

and, as a result, profits. Should the writer make this deletion?