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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.





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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 13 May 2016, 23:41
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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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The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand years [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2017, 16:06
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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, it turns out that life expectancy back then was nearly the same as it is now. On a (iii) _________ note, it also turns out that many “barbaric huntergatherer tribes were taller on average than the average person now living.



Blank (i) Blank (ii)Blank (iii)
(A) cited (D) prepare (G) contrastive
(B) disregarded (E) read(H) sidereal
(C) embodied (F) correct(I) tangential

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Cited, correct, tangential

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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand years [#permalink] New post 01 Nov 2017, 17:26
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You can start with the first blank here, where a fact about life expectancy relates to the world improving with time. Clearly this would be true if life expectancies have increased with time, so you can simply use cited in the first blank. The second blank, however, says that this statistic is slightly misleading if you consider a new fact (i.e., that most children died in childbirth).

This means you need to correct for the new piece of information. The final sentence seems a bit off-topic (suddenly you’re talking about height, when you had been talking about life expectancy), so you should use the word tangential to set it off. Note that sidereal doesn’t have anything to do with being “on the side” — it means “related to the stars.”

Cited, correct, tangential.
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The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 04 Apr 2018, 10:33
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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) cited (D) prepare
(B) disregarded (E) read
(C) embodied (F) correct

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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 05 Apr 2018, 08:52
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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) cited (D) prepare
(B) disregarded (E) read
(C) embodied (F) correct


The fact that life expectancy is much greater now then millennia ago is used as evidence that things have gotten better. The word "cited" works well here. However, if you take into account that most children died back then, you can argue that life expectancy has not changed. You are basically correcting for the fact that most people disregard most children died millennia ago, thus "correct" is a the right word.

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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 08 Apr 2018, 21:32
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Read it : x ___ evidence supporting "conclusion". However(so negative)______.
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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 26 Apr 2018, 23:56
What is wrong with read for the fact
please explain why E is wrong here
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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 01:14
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The meaning here is: if you CORRECT the statistics and not to read them you gain new insights into the childbirth.

read carefully the sentence.

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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 05:20
Why is "embodied as evidence wrong here"?
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Re: The fact that the average life expectancy ten thousand year [#permalink] New post 28 Apr 2018, 10:48
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A study or statistics are cited to reach some sort of conclusion. They are not embodied...embodied where ??

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Average life expectancy ten thousand years ago was so much shorter than it is now is often cited as evidence supporting the notion that the world always improves with time. Focus on the word "negative/change"(However), if you correct 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.
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Re: QOTD #12 The fact that the average life expectancy [#permalink] New post 15 May 2020, 13:31
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