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Critical Reading > Sentence Completions

Choose the word or set of words that, when inserted in the sentence, best fits the meaning of the sentence as a whole. 

The ------- of trees in East Africa has caused the number of native antelopes to ------- sharply because they can live only where the forest is most dense.

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Explanation

This sentence asks you to recognize a cause and effect relationship: a decreasing number of trees causes antelope populations to decrease. The only option in which both terms have a logical cause and effect relationship is “felling . . decrease.”

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