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    Hi,

    need the point of view of a native English speaker.

    Read this : Newly established parasite/host relationships are likely to be more destructive than those that have a long evolutionary history.

    Now, tell me which statement is synonymous to the one above :
    1. A parasite is less likely to destroy the host when it attaches itself at first.
    2. The most destructive phase for a host is when the parasite first invades it.

    Thanks a lot. :

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    2 okay?
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    Neither.

    Though no. 2 is closer, I suppose.
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    neither
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    Neither

    i think neither as well...

    lou xxx
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    No, the second works fine.
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    the 2nd
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    (Original post by emmanuel)
    Hi,

    need the point of view of a native English speaker.

    Read this : Newly established parasite/host relationships are likely to be more destructive than those that have a long evolutionary history.

    Now, tell me which statement is synonymous to the one above :
    1. A parasite is less likely to destroy the host when it attaches itself at first.
    2. The most destructive phase for a host is when the parasite first invades it.

    Thanks a lot. :

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    Statement number 2, a poll may have helped u out here.
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    Number 2
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    2nd = best
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    No.2
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    Why do people keep saying it's no. 2? It's quite obvious that neither are exactly synonomous. No. 2 is the closest, but unless it's just badly worded, it doesn't mean exactly the same thing.
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    (Original post by kew96158)
    Why do people keep saying it's no. 2? It's quite obvious that neither are exactly synonomous. No. 2 is the closest, but unless it's just badly worded, it doesn't mean exactly the same thing.
    Because the question says 'which one?' so it's obviously one of them, and if number 2 is the closest, then that must be the answer.
 
 
 
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