A terrific ‘zoonoses’ sentence

[Pronunciation: zoh-onuh-sis, zoh-uhnoh-sis]

Original:
Infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans from infected animals are known as zoonoses.

SM’s revision in class today:
Diseases given to humans by animals are called zoonoses.

Much better!

Here it is in context:

Infectious diseases are the only ones that can be transmitted. They may be spread by infected animals, infected people, or contaminated substances, such as food and water. Infectious diseases that can be transmitted to humans from infected animals are known as zoonoses. Diseases given to humans by animals are called zoonosesZoonoses may be transmitted by carriers, such as insects; by the bite of an infected animal; by direct contact with an infected animal or its excretions; or by eating animal products.

Zoonoses are:
a. insects that carry diseases.
b. infected animals that transmit infectious diseases to humans.
c. infectious diseases that man gets from animals.
d. carriers that transmit infectious diseases.

Whimbey, Arthur and Linden, Myra J. Teaching and Learning Grammar: The Prototype-Construction Approach. Chicago: BGF Performance Systems, LLC, 2001. Print. (90-91).

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