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12 Aug 2018 — Only if

 

Which expression(s) can be used in this sentence?

 

Littered Beach in Guyana

Only if humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits, can disaster be avoided.

Select one or more options: 

 

1.

No change.

Only if humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits, can disaster be avoided.

2.

Replace only if with if only.

If only humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits, can disaster be avoided.

3.

Replace only if with even if.

Even if humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits, can disaster be avoided.

4.

Replace only if with if only because.

If only because humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits, can disaster be avoided.

5.

Replace only if with if.

If humanity heeds the science, reverses course and lives within earth’s natural limits, can disaster be avoided.

GLOSSARY

avoid disaster – stop catastrophe, terrible things, from happening

reverse course – change direction, one's path or habits

heeds the science – accepts or follows the indications (warnings) learned from scientific data

humanity (N) – all humans, the human race

natural limits (NP) – the boundaries (lines) of nature that we cannot move beyond or change

 

SOURCE

"Science Alone Won't Save the Earth. People Have to Do That." By Erie C. Ellis. NYTimes, 11 Aug. 2018, nytimes.com/2018/08/11/opinion/sunday/science-people-environment-earth.html. Accessed on 12 Aug. 2018.

 

IMAGE

"The Litter Problem on the Coast of Guyana, 2010". By Nils Ally. Wikimedia Commons, 14 Mar. 2010, wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Litter.JPG. CC 0. Accessed 12 Aug. 2018.