In the following passage, some of the words have been left out. Read the passage carefully and select the correct answer for the given blank out of the four alternatives.
If there is a subject of really ______________ interest and utility, it is the art of writing and speaking one's own language ___________. It is the basis of culture, as we all know; but it is infinitely more _________ that, it is the basis of business. ___________ salesman can sell anything unless he can explain the merits of his goods in effective language, or can write ___________ advertisement equally effective, or present his ideas, and the facts, in a letter.
In the following passage some words have been deleted. Fill in the blanks with the help of the alternatives given. Select the most appropriate option for each blank.
Spain and Italy have produced the (1) ______ painters and sculptors because (2) ______ fine arts appeal more to the (3) ______ an to the intellect. These countries have (4) ______ very few men of science in comparison (5) ______ artists and poets.
Select the most appropriate option to fill in blank number 5