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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
Out of context means without the background that explains something.

Taking something out of context means using only one part of what the writer said, instead of correctly reporting the writer's position.

Quoting a sentence out of context can change or distort what the writer wanted to say.
Read this paragraph and answer the question below.
(1) People's environment influences their behavior. (2) However, environment alone cannot explain all human behavior. (3) Only a combination of environmental and genetic factors can fully explain behavior.
The above paragraph has 3 sentences.

Find the sentence which, if it stands on its own, out of context, may give the wrong impression of what the writer wanted to say about factors that influence human behavior.

Click on the 1 correct answer.

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