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Direction: In the following question, six statements have been given. All the given sentences, when rearranged, form a coherent paragraph. Arrange the parts to form coherent and grammatically correct passage and answer the questions that follow.
a) The happiness first infected the zeitgeist with the publication of Laurie Garrett’s The Coming Plague (1994) and Richard Preston’s Hot Zone (1995).
b) But there’s something in these scenarios not logical as there is nothing new in the intimate contact between animals and people because our hominid ancestors lived on wildlife before we ever evolved into Homo sapiens.
c) the fear about pandemic is confirmed by historical memory (1)/ history like black confetti (2)/ because over the time, plagues have killed a (3)/ lot of people, and deadly diseases litter (4)
d) According to the evolutionary epidemiologists, the most dangerous infectious diseases are almost always not animal diseases fresh broken into the human species, but diseases adapted to humanity over time: smallpox, malaria, tuberculosis, leprosy, typhus, yellow fever, polio.
e) One of the early records is that of the Antonine Plague in the year 165 CE, killed the Marcus Aurelius and millions of his subjects while the Black Death of 1348-50, spread by human fleas and from human lung to human lung, killed tens of millions.
f) Great Australian virologist Frank Macfarlane Burnet, argued (1)/ the plagues were a result from (2) human intrusion into the natural world (3)/ Studying these events, many health experts, including the (4)
In statement D, a part of the sentence is highlighted. Below the sentence, alternatives to the emboldened part are given as (A), (B), (C) and (D), which may help improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative out of the given five options. In case the given sentence is correct, the answer will be option (E), i.e., 'No correction required'.
almost always not animal diseases freshly broken into the human species
almost always not animal diseases refresh broken into the human species
almost always not animal diseases fresh broken into the human specimen
almost always not animalish diseases fresh broken into the human species
No correction required
The mistakes in the sentence highlighted in part D is that ‘broken’ is a verb and we need an adverb to qualify the verb. ‘Fresh’ is an adjective and in order to make the sentence correct, we need to replace it with ‘freshly’. Option A is the correct answer
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