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    the banana’s inability to adapt

    Does this "adapt" have the object of "diverse forms" or is it an intransitive verb? What does this "adapt" here mean?

    3p)The benefit of genetic uniformity is that banana production can be well organized, with each banana developing in exactly the same way every time. However, the banana’s inability to adapt and create diverse forms leaves it unable to fight disease. What makes one banana tree suffer will make every other banana tree suffer.

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    Re: the banana’s inability to adapt

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Does this "adapt" have the object of "diverse forms" or is it an intransitive verb? What does this "adapt" here mean?

    3p)The benefit of genetic uniformity is that banana production can be well organized, with each banana developing in exactly the same way every time. However, the banana’s inability to adapt and create diverse forms leaves it unable to fight disease. What makes one banana tree suffer will make every other banana tree suffer.
    It's intransitive.
    Adapt - Definition and More from the Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary

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