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If Sarah were a concert pianist for a major orchestra, she would be famous. She is not a concert pianist since she is not famous.

The conclusion above is unsound because the author does not consider that
(A) Sarah could be a famous actress.
(B) Sarah could be a harpist for a major orchestra.
(C) Sarah could be a pianist with a rock group.
(D) Sarah could be a concert pianist with a minor orchestra.
(E) Sarah could be famous for another reason.
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Re: CR (famous) [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 05:24
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If Sarah were a concert pianist for a major orchestra, she would be famous. She is not a concert pianist since she is not famous.

The conclusion above is unsound because the author does not consider that
(A) Sarah could be a famous actress.
(B) Sarah could be a harpist for a major orchestra.
(C) Sarah could be a pianist with a rock group.
(D) Sarah could be a concert pianist with a minor orchestra.
(E) Sarah could be famous for another reason.


I think D.
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i too go with D.
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Re: CR (famous) [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 08:46
E for me
It's a circular argument revolving around the notion of "famous".

The argument states that she would be famous if she were a part of the major orchestra but she could become part of the major orchestra only if she was famous. Everything revolves around her being famous; if we can show that she can be famous for other reason that would weaken the argument.

all the choices except E are too specific and therefore are out of scope or irrelevant.
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Re: CR (famous) [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2008, 08:50
Whats the OA on this one?
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If Sarah were a concert pianist for a major orchestra, she would be famous. She is not a concert pianist since she is not famous.

The conclusion above is unsound because the author does not consider that
(A) Sarah could be a famous actress. Irrelevant. Conclusion states she can't be a concert pianist. Nothing to do with her being an actress.
(B) Sarah could be a harpist for a major orchestra. Irrelevant. Same as (A).
(C) Sarah could be a pianist with a rock group. Irrelevant
(D) Sarah could be a concert pianist with a minor orchestra. Correct since it directly addresses the conclusion.
(E) Sarah could be famous for another reason.Irrelevant. Does not address the conclusion.


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