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belly_ttt

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Smallpox was vanquished, tuberculosis nearly so, and, as sanitation, the spread of vaccinations, antibiotics and other innovations swept the developing world, every trend pointed towards _(1) on almost every front. Health officials confidently talked about an edpidemiological transition as improving health shifted concerns_(2) chronic diseases, such as cancer.
1)
a) progression
b) progressing
c) progressively
d) progress

I don't know how to answer this question since a and d share the same meaning progression - definition of progression by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

2)
a) away from
b) towards
c) about
d) for

Same problem here. I think concern here is a noun, therefore c and d can go with it.

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Hi_there_Carl

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Smallpox was vanquished, tuberculosis nearly so, and, as sanitation, the spread of vaccinations, antibiotics and other innovations swept the developing world, every trend pointed towards progress on almost every front.

Health officials confidently talked about an epidemiological transition as improving health shifted concerns towards chronic diseases, such as cancer.
 

belly_ttt

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Interesting, Carl, but why?
1) are they synonyms?
2) why towards but not about or for?
 
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