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QOTD #12 The fact that the average life expectancy

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The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand years ago was so much shorter than it is now is often (i) ________ as evidence supporting the notion that the world always improves with time. However, if you (ii) _________ for the fact that most children in that epoch died in childbirth, life expectancy for those who survived birth was nearly the same then as it is now.





Blank (i)Blank (ii)
A) citedD) prepare
B) disregardedE) read
C) embodiedF) correct


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Re: QOTD - The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousan [#permalink] New post 14 May 2016, 01:30
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The first sentence states a fact about life expectancy that relates to the claim that the world is improving with time. Clearly this would be true if life expectancies have increased with time, making “cited” a perfect fit for blank (i). Neither “disregarded” nor “embodied” fits with the idiom “as evidence.” The second blank, however, says that this statistic is slightly misleading if one considers a second fact (i.e., that most children died in childbirth). While you might “prepare” for the fact or “read” for the fact, that does not change the fact. But if you “correct” for the fact that most children died in childbirth, then the new life expectancy statistic would change.

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