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# City Official: At City Hospital, uninsured patients tend to

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City Official: At City Hospital, uninsured patients tend to have shorter stays and fewer procedures performed than do insured patients, even though insured patients, on average, have slightly less serious medical problems at the time of admission to the hospital than uninsured patients have. Critics of the hospital have concluded that the uninsured patients are most receiving proper medical care. However, this conclusion is almost certainly false. Careful investigation has recently shown two things: insured patients have much longer stays in the hospital than necessary, and they tend to have more procedures performed than are medically necessary. In the city official’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first states the conclusion of the city official’s argument; the second provides support for that conclusion.

B. The first is used to support the conclusion of the city official’s argument; the second states that conclusion.

C. The first was used to support the conclusion drawn by hospital critics; the second states the position that the city official’s argument opposes.

D. The first was used to support the conclusion drawn by hospital critics; the second provides support for the conclusion of the city official’s argument.

E. The first states the position that the city official’s argument opposes; the second states the conclusion of the city official’s argument.

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22 Feb 2011, 08:23
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A. The first states the argument of the critic, not the official. OUT
B. The first is the critic's conclusion, not a supporting statement. OUT
C. The first is not a supporting statement, it is a conclusion. OUT
D. The first is not a supporting statement, it is a conclusion. OUT
E. The first is the critic's conclusion, which is indeed opposed by the official in the next sentence. The second does in fact state the position of the official, which is that the critic is wrong. CORRECT
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22 Feb 2011, 21:01
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Easy "E" what is the question?

Critics of the hospital have concluded that the uninsured patients are most receiving proper medical care. -> this is a position. Whose? CRITICS

However, this conclusion is almost certainly false. -> This is a position. Whose? OFFICER

B,C,D gone. E is the answer
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22 Feb 2011, 21:55
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13 Sep 2011, 07:22
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14 Sep 2011, 07:21
E it is ..
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26 Nov 2011, 19:38
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27 Nov 2011, 03:59
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27 Nov 2011, 07:08
+1 for E.

A beginner Bold face question.

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27 Nov 2011, 11:04
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12 Dec 2011, 23:24
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10 Jan 2012, 10:13
IMO E.
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15 Jan 2016, 01:41
D. Same as C.
E. CORRECT. This properly states our summary above.
Note: if the argument quotes someone else in its introduction, it is extremely likely that the whole purpose of the argument is to take down that person's quote, or to rebut that person's argument.
That's exactly what happened here: the argument states what the critics have said, and then the argument's main conclusion exists solely to contradict what the critics said.
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