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Poor weather in early 14th-century Europe created meager harvests, [causing the result of mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as many as]resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as15 percent of the population.
resulting in mass starvation in some areas and the elimination of as much as
1) causing the result of is wrong
2) As much as = uncontable (population is not countable)
Created [by Anders Celsius in 1731, his original thermometer had a scale where the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale reversed to its present form.]
in 1731, the original thermometer by Anders Celsius had a scale in which the value of 0 corresponded to the boiling point of water; after his death in 1744 the scale was reversed to its present form
Many online retailers charge “restocking fees” on returns [if the purchase price is refunded back to the customer's credit card, but charge no such fees if given as] store credit.
if the purchase price is refunded to the customer's credit card, but not if the refund is given as
Despite widely available technology such as high-resolution scanners and printers, counterfeiting is more difficult than at the time of the Civil War, when it was estimated that one-third of all currency in circulation was counterfeit.
Today, despite widely available technology such as high-resolution scanners and printers, counterfeiting is more difficult than it was at the time of the Civil War, when it was estimated that one-third of all currency in circulation was counterfeit.
According to the writings of [Thorstein Veblen, the economist, the most reliable signal of a truly wealthy individual is his or her ability and willingness] to engage in "conspicuous consumption"—to spend it in a way that is patently absurd or irrational.
the economist Thorstein Veblen, the most reliable signal of true wealth is an individual's ability and willingness
Rust can deteriorate a steel pipe to such an extent that it [will snap easily, as though it was a twig.]
will snap easily, as though it were a twig
Studies of the [rotational velocity of a galaxy at various distances from their center of mass have shown that ninety percent of the universe’s mass could exist in the form of dark matter.]
rotational velocity of galaxies at varying distances from their centers of rotation have shown that as much as ninety percent of the mass of the universe exists in the form of
[Eyestrain, in addition to reading small print and staring at a computer screen, can result from] a faulty or obsolete corrective lens prescription.
Eyestrain can result from reading small print, from staring at a computer screen, or from using
Scientific language [often employs common words in ways that clash with the general usage, such as "temperate"; this term is generally used to refer to mild, pleasant weather, but climatologists use it in regions where summers are hot, winters are harsh], and extreme climatic variation.
often employs common words in ways that clash with their general usage; for instance, the term "temperate," which in general usage refers to mild, pleasant weather, is used by climatologists to describe regions with hot summers, harsh winters
In a review of 2,000 studies of human behavior that dateback to the 1940s, two Swiss psychologists declared that since most of thestudies fail in controlling for such variables like social class and familysize, none could be taken seriously.
Diabetes, together with its serious complications, rankas the nation’s third leading cause of death, only surpassed by heartdisease and cancer.
The 1979 lack of rain reduced India’s rice production toabout 41 million tons, nearly 25 percent less than those of 1978 harvest.
The commission has directedadvertises to restrict the use of the word “natural” to food that do notcontain color or flavor additives, chemical preservatives, or nothing thathas been synthesized.
Tropical bats play important rolesin the rain forest ecosystem, aiding in the dispersal of cashew, date, and figseeds; pollinating banana, breadfruit, and mango trees; and indirectly helpproduce tequila by pollinating agave plants.
None of the attempts to specifythe cause of crime explains why most of the people exposed to the allegedcauses do not commit crimes and, conversely, why so many of those not soexposed have.
Emily Dickinson’s letter to SusanHuntington Dickinson were written over a period beginning a few years beforeSusan’s marriage to Emily’s brother and ending shortly before Emily’s death in1886, outnumbering her letters to anyone else.
- Simple Present (she plays)
- Simple Past (she played)
- Simple Future (she will play)
T/F: The Present indicates either continued actionor continued effect of a completed action up to the present
A new study suggests that the conversational pace ofeveryday life may be so brisk it hampers the ability of some children fordistinguishing discrete sounds and words and, the result is, to make senseof speech.
Digging in sediments in northern China, scientists havegathered evidence that suggests a much earlier emergence of complex life-formsthat which was previously thought.
A proposal has been made to trim the horns from rhinocerosesto discourage poachers; the question is whether tourists will continue tovisit game parks and see rhinoceroses after their horns are trimmed.
The only way for growers to salvage frozen citrus is toprocess them quickly into juice concentrate before they rot when warmer weatherreturns.
According to a recent pool, owning and living in afreestanding house on its own land is still a goal of a majority of youngadults, like that of earlier generations.
Salt deposits and moisture threaten to destroy the Mohenjo-Daroexcavation in Pakistan, the site of an ancient civilization flourishing at the same time as those did in the Nile Delta and the rivervalleys of the Tigris and Euphrates.
In an effort to reduce their inventories, Italian vintnershave cut prices; their wines have been priced to sell, and they are.
As rainfall began to decrease in the Southwest about themiddle of the twelfth century, most of the Monument Valley Anasazi abandonedtheir homes to join other clans with less limitations on water access
Beatrix Potter, in her book illustrations, carefullycoordinating them with her narratives, capitalized on her keen observationand love of the natural world.
Among the objects found in the excavated temple were smallterra-cotta effigies left by supplicants who were either asking the goddessBona Dea’s aid to heal physical and mental ills or thanking her for suchhelp.
Construction of the Roman Coliseum, officially known as theFlavian Amphitheater, begun in A.D. 69, during the reign of Vespasian,and was completed a decade later.
Mauritius was a British colony for almost 200 years, exceptingfor the domains of administration and teaching, the English language wasnever really spoken on the island.
George Sand was one of the first European writers toconsider the rural poor to be legitimate subjects for literature and portraythese with sympathy and respect in her novels.
The World Wildlife Fund has declared that global warming, aphenomenon most scientists agree to be caused by human beings in burning fossilfuels, will create havoc among migratory birds by altering the environmentin ways harmful to their habitats.
She was less successful after she had emigrated to NewYork compared to her native Germany, photographer Lotte Jacobi neverthelessearned a small group of discerning admirers, and her photographs wereeventually exhibition in prestigious galleries across the United States.
Today, because of improvements in agricultural technology,the same amount of acreage produces double the apples that it has in 1910.
Cajun speak a dialect brought to southern Louisiana by the4,000 Acadians who migrated there in 1755; their language is basicallyseventh-century French with English, Spanish, and Italian words having beenadded to it.
Most efforts to combat such mosquito-borne diseases likemalaria and dengue have focused either on the vaccination of humans or onexterminating mosquitoes with pesticides.
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Rock samples taken from the remains of an asteroid abouttwice the size of the 6-mile-wide asteroid that eradicated the dinosaurs hasbeen dated to be 3.47 billion years old and thus is evidence of theearliest known asteroid impact on Earth.
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