Verbal Ability - Sentence Improvement - Discussion

Discussion :: Sentence Improvement - Section 1 (Q.No.87)

In questions given below, a part of the sentence is italicised and underlined. Below are given alternatives to the italicised part which may improve the sentence. Choose the correct alternative. In case no improvement is needed, option 'D' is the answer.


Not long back, in Japan, a mysterious nerve gas affected a large number of people.

[A]. effected
[B]. infected
[C]. infested
[D]. No improvement

Answer: Option B


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Nirmaljot said: (Oct 17, 2012)  
How can a gas infect people?

Ram said: (Dec 17, 2012)  
How can it infect the people?

Praveen said: (Dec 25, 2013)  
Infect - you have been contaminated by some kind of disease.

Major said: (Dec 29, 2013)  
I agree. A disease can infect you but gas affects you in some way. Laughing gas causes one to laugh uncontrollably.

Roberto said: (Apr 29, 2014)  
In medical terminology an infection always involves the reproduction (multiplication) of organisms inside a host. Poisoning is a non-infectious ailment because poisons cannot self-reproduce. Other illnesses like Alzheimer and genetic diseases are also non-infectious diseases.

So, technically you get AFFECTED by poisonous gas , not INFECTED by it.

Vikash said: (Sep 8, 2015)  
Only a disease can infect you.

Sony said: (Jun 13, 2018)  
AFFECT- Make a difference.
EFFECT-Bring out the results.
INFECTED-Contaminated their health.

Benito said: (Sep 5, 2018)  
INFEST--present in large numbers ex: the house is infested with insects.

Mannoj said: (Jul 13, 2020)  
Affect is negative.

Effect can be both negative and positive.

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