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Choose the statement(s) where the underlined word is used correctly:

  1. A prone is a dried plum.
  2. He was lying prone on the floor.
  3. People who eat a lot of fat are prone to heart disease.
  1. (i) and (iii) only
  2. (iii) only
  3. (i) and (ii) only
  4. (ii) and (iii) only
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prone means :

  1. likely or liable to suffer from,   which is option (iii)
  2. lying flat, especially face downwards. which is option (ii)

And a prune is a dried plum of any cultivar. Prune means a plum preserved by drying and having a black, wrinkled appearance .So statement (i) is wrong.

Hence correct answer is option D.

by Veteran
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A prone is a dried plum...it will be prune..so false
rest 2 statements are right
so option D

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