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19 Jan 2008, 07:29
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Hunter: Hunters alone are blamed for the decline in Greenrock National Forest’s deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest’s protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
In the hunter’s argument, the boldface portion plays which of the following roles?

A. It is the main conclusion of the argument.
B. It is an objection that has been raised against the main conclusion of the argument.
C. It is a judgment that the argument opposes.
D. It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
E. It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.

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19 Jan 2008, 07:37
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Should be A

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19 Jan 2008, 10:59
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A ?
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19 Jan 2008, 11:09
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marcodonzelli wrote:
Hunter: Hunters alone are blamed for the decline in Greenrock National Forest’s deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest’s protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
In the hunter’s argument, the boldface portion plays which of the following roles?

A. It is the main conclusion of the argument.
B. It is an objection that has been raised against the main conclusion of the argument.
C. It is a judgment that the argument opposes.
D. It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
E. It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.

B: not an objection
C: the argument doesnt oppose this
D: its not a finding
E: its not evidence, but a claim

A: this is a claim and is also the conclusion
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19 Jan 2008, 19:22
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This is interesting. I am very strongly leaning towards B.
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19 Jan 2008, 20:14
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Hunter’s opinion is the main conclusion of the argument. The boldface argument is part of the hunter’s opinion, so it is a conclusion of the argument. Also, if you take the verb tense change in the hunter’s opinion, the boldface argument is present perfect tense whereas main argument is in past tense.
Thumb rule: If argument consist more than one claim, consider which claim chronologically follows other. The last claim standing is the final conclusion of the argument.

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21 Jan 2008, 05:27
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A for me
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21 Jan 2008, 07:35
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It's definitely a conclusion - A.
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21 Jan 2008, 21:51
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marcodonzelli wrote:
Hunter: Hunters alone are blamed for the decline in Greenrock National Forest’s deer population over the past ten years. Yet clearly, black bears have also played an important role in this decline. In the past ten years, the forest’s protected black bear population has risen sharply, and examination of black bears found dead in the forest during the deer hunting season showed that a number of them had recently fed on deer.
In the hunter’s argument, the boldface portion plays which of the following roles?

A. It is the main conclusion of the argument.
B. It is an objection that has been raised against the main conclusion of the argument.
C. It is a judgment that the argument opposes.
D. It is a finding that the argument seeks to explain.
E. It provides evidence in support of the main conclusion of the argument.

D for me
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24 Jan 2008, 21:26
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D for me.
Whats the OA on this one?
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24 Jan 2008, 21:30
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going for D as well...
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25 Jan 2008, 07:51
will go wid A...whats the OA?
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