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# As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one

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As an experienced labor organizer and the former head of one of the nationâ€™s most powerful labor unions, Grayson is an excellent choice to chair the new council on business-labor relations

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the conclusion above?

(A) The new council must have the support of the nationâ€™s labor leaders if it is to succeed.
(B) During his years as a labor leader, Grayson established a record of good relations with business leaders.
(C) The chair of the new council must be a person who can communicate directly with the leaders of the nationâ€™s largest labor unions.
(D) Most of the other members of the new council will be representatives of business management interests.
(E) An understanding of the needs and problems of labor is the only qualification necessary for the job of chairing the new council.
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29 Jul 2006, 07:54
(E) definately strengthens the passage. Experienced only as a labor organizer.

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29 Jul 2006, 07:55
Definitely E... no other choices comes close
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29 Jul 2006, 07:57
Why not B?
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29 Jul 2006, 08:25
I choose A but E sounds compelling to me also
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29 Jul 2006, 08:29
BG wrote:
Why not B?

How does B strengthen here? having a good relationship in the past with business leaders doesn't mean that this guy will be the best choice for the job. What kind of "good relations" we are talking about... not really specific... may be they were buddies drinking beer... does that qualify him to be the best choice? No...
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29 Jul 2006, 08:34
u2lover wrote:
BG wrote:
Why not B?

How does B strengthen here? having a good relationship in the past with business leaders doesn't mean that this guy will be the best choice for the job. What kind of "good relations" we are talking about... not really specific... may be they were buddies drinking beer... does that qualify him to be the best choice? No...

Thanks for the explanation U2lover.

I also fell into the B trap. I thought it was a good one since it talked about business and labor..

OA is E
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29 Jul 2006, 08:42
Can anyone explain why A is incorrect?

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29 Jul 2006, 08:45
CHEN wrote:
Can anyone explain why A is incorrect?

(A) The new council must have the support of the nationâ€™s labor leaders if it is to succeed.

does he have that support? do we know? no... then how does this makes him the best choice?
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29 Jul 2006, 11:00
Good job U2lover, very few people take time to explain others
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31 Jul 2006, 08:48
Easy E.
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31 Jul 2006, 12:36
I'll go with E here. It's the only one that focuses in on the main strength detailed in the passage.
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01 Aug 2006, 11:57
Clear E
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01 Aug 2006, 16:28
messed this one big time. Selected (C) as I was trying to bring a choice that uniquely identified his position for the council. Wrong approach.
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21 Aug 2006, 19:47
u2lover wrote:
BG wrote:
Why not B?

How does B strengthen here? having a good relationship in the past with business leaders doesn't mean that this guy will be the best choice for the job. What kind of "good relations" we are talking about... not really specific... may be they were buddies drinking beer... does that qualify him to be the best choice? No...

Taking a similar line of reasoning as above, could you not argue for E, that just b/c one has been a leader of a labour union, this doen't necesitate that he/she understands the needs and problems of labor?
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24 Aug 2006, 16:12
I also chose B with the same line of reasoning used by jikho.
Is the OA really E?
B explains that if he had good relations with the business leaders before, then probably he's sensible enough to look at both sides in dealing with problems between two sectors...
24 Aug 2006, 16:12
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