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In 1998 many economists worried that several Latin American countries had been endangered of contracting the "Asian flu".

A had been endangered of contracting
B had a danger that they will contract
C were endangered by contraction
D were in danger of contracting
E have a danger of contracting

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D looks fine.

A) endangered of is a bad idiom. It should be endangered by
B) wrong tense sequence.
C) contraction is unnecessary
E) it should be are in danger of even then the tense would be wrong.

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The correct answer is D, which uses the form to be in danger of + a gerund (doing, being, etc.). All the other sentences use unidiomatic forms. Additionally, B uses an ambiguous and inappropriate they. E is also incorrect because it uses a present tense, and the date 1998 clearly puts this sentence in the past tense.

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