Five sentences related to a topic are given below. Four of them can be put together to form a meaningful and coherent short paragraph. Identify the odd one out.
  1. A young American journalist, born into immense privilege, began publishing articles from South Vietnam in leading magazines, including The Atlantic.
  2. Rather than competing with her male colleagues, she spent time in hospitals, villages, and slums, and she became engrossed in the politics of Buddhist students, the tragedies of refugees, the strategy of the Viet Cong, the history and culture of Vietnam.
  3. All focused their reporting on the fighting, and on the lies and failures of American officialdom.
  4. The Vietnam War had produced some of the greatest journalism of the century and made the reputations of young reporters such as David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan (who died earlier this year) and Malcolm Browne, and all of them were men.
  5. But FitzGerald pursued a different story as she was profoundly shocked by the suffering of the Vietnamese—not just the death, injury, and displacement, but the loss of identity under the crushing weight of the Americans.
    Correct answer is '1'. Can you explain this answer?

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    Sentence 1 is the odd one out as the American journalist mentioned in the sentence does not necessarily refer to Fitzgerald and it does not fit in the coherent para formed by the rest of the sentences when arranged in sequence 4352.
    Sentence 4 will be the starting sentence because it does not depend on any other sentence and sets the context for the rest of the sentences to follow. 3 will follow 4 since 'all' in 3 refers to the male journalists mentioned in 4. 5 will follow 3 as it tells us that Fitzgerald did not take the usual path as mentioned in 3, and 2 will follow 5 as it further elaborates on the path taken by Fitzgerald.

    Sentence 1 is the odd one out as the American journalist mentioned in the sentence does not necessarily refer to Fitzgerald and it does not fit in the coherent para formed by the rest of the sentences when arranged in sequence 4352.Sentence 4 will be the starting sentence because it does not depend on any other sentence and sets the context for the rest of the sentences to follow. 3 will follow 4 since all in 3 refers to the male journalists mentioned in 4. 5 will follow 3 as it tells us that Fitzgerald did not take the usual path as mentioned in 3, and 2 will follow 5 as it further elaborates on the path taken by Fitzgerald.
    Sentence 1 is the odd one out as the American journalist mentioned in the sentence does not necessarily refer to Fitzgerald and it does not fit in the coherent para formed by the rest of the sentences when arranged in sequence 4352.Sentence 4 will be the starting sentence because it does not depend on any other sentence and sets the context for the rest of the sentences to follow. 3 will follow 4 since all in 3 refers to the male journalists mentioned in 4. 5 will follow 3 as it tells us that Fitzgerald did not take the usual path as mentioned in 3, and 2 will follow 5 as it further elaborates on the path taken by Fitzgerald.