Why are viruses considered to be on the borderline between living organisms and non-living things?

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Why are viruses considered to be on the borderline between living organisms and non-living things ?
**A .**Viruses cannot reproduce, respond to changes or use energy to grow. Since viruses reproduce in the host cell, scientist regard viruses as a link between living and non-living.