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    #1

    .how dissociated human beings have become from nature

    The answer is 1, but I don't like the word "dissociated". Is it common? Also 2 seems to make sense, but it sounds unnatural. What do you think?

    35)Which can replace the underlined?
    Humans who lived as hunter-gatherers more than 10,000 years ago fitted into ecosystems by acting as predators, and on occasion they
    probably also served as prey. The role of humans in today’s ecosystems differs from that of early human settlements. Today, humans in almost every part of the world no longer interact with nature as they once did. People have detached themselves from most ecosystems. Modern humans also tend to negatively affect ecosystems in ways that the earliest civilizations did not. One aspect of the study ofecosystems in environmental science provides a clue as to how disconnected humans have become from nature. Many ecosystems are named for the dominant species within them.Therefore, the world contains coral reef ecosystems, evergreen forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems, and so on, but environmental science contains no “human ecosystems."
    1.how dissociated human beings have become from nature
    2.how disconnected nature has become from civilizations.
    Last edited by keannu; 08-Dec-2013 at 02:32.

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    #2

    Re: .how dissociated human beings have become from nature

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    The answer is 1, but I don't like the word "dissociated". Is it common? Also 2 seems to make same, but it sounds unnatural. What do you think?

    35)Which can replace the underlined?
    Humans who lived as hunter-gatherers more than 10,000 years ago fitted into ecosystems by acting as predators, and on occasion they
    probably also served as prey. The role of humans in today’s ecosystems differs from that of early human settlements. Today, humans in almost every part of the world no longer interact with nature as they once did. People have detached themselves from most ecosystems. Modern humans also tend to negatively affect ecosystems in ways that the earliest civilizations did not. One aspect of the study ofecosystems in environmental science provides a clue as to how disconnected humans have become from nature. Many ecosystems are named for the dominant species within them.Therefore, the world contains coral reef ecosystems, evergreen forest ecosystems, grassland ecosystems, and so on, but environmental science contains no “human ecosystems."
    1.how dissociated human beings have become from nature
    2.how disconnected nature has become from civilizations.
    #1 seems OK to me. #2 is wrong.

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    Re: .how dissociated human beings have become from nature

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    #1 seems OK to me. #2 is wrong.
    Agreed.

    --Keannu, What don't you like about dissociated? In intellectual English, you will find oodles of French words. Think of Chinese words, in Korean: there are thousands of them.

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