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Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 05 May 2012, 21:45
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Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure on this year’s ballot, would
prohibit the ownership of handguns within the city’s limits. Under the plan, gun owners
would have a 90-day grace period to turn in their weapons to authorities. Proponents of the
proposition argue that fewer handguns on the streets would lead to less violent crime,
making the city safer for all of its citizens.
Unfortunately, the ban would actually have the
opposite effect. Since only law abiding citizens would honor the ban, armed criminals
would not only keep their weapons but would also have the confidence to act with
impunity on a population that could no longer defend itself.
In the letter to the editor, the
two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A) The first is an observation that the author uses to support a particular position; the second is
that position.
b) The first is a pattern of cause and effect that the author believes to be true; the second offers
evidence to contradict this pattern.
c) The first is a position that the author argues will not hold in this case; the second is the
author’s position.
d) The first is a prediction that the author believes to be untrue. The second is a statement of
fact that undermines the author’s position.
e) The first is a direct relationship that the author believes will not hold in this case; the second
offers evidence in support of the author’s position.

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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2014, 09:46
Kindly provide explanation to this CR question. I chose C.
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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 20 Jan 2014, 23:15
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Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure on this year’s ballot, would
prohibit the ownership of handguns within the city’s limits. Under the plan, gun owners
would have a 90-day grace period to turn in their weapons to authorities. Proponents of the
proposition argue that fewer handguns on the streets would lead to less violent crime,
making the city safer for all of its citizens.
Unfortunately, the ban would actually have the
opposite effect. Since only law abiding citizens would honor the ban, armed criminals
would not only keep their weapons but would also have the confidence to act with
impunity on a population that could no longer defend itself.
In the letter to the editor, the
two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A) The first is an observation that the author uses to support a particular position; the second is
that position.
b) The first is a pattern of cause and effect that the author believes to be true; the second offers
evidence to contradict this pattern.
c) The first is a position that the author argues will not hold in this case; the second is the
author’s position.
d) The first is a prediction that the author believes to be untrue. The second is a statement of
fact that undermines the author’s position.
e) The first is a direct relationship that the author believes will not hold in this case; the second
offers evidence in support of the author’s position.

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In the first boldface the proponents claim that fewer handguns on the streets will lead to less violent crime. In the second boldface the author provides evidence to refute the proponent's claim.

Thus - a,b and d are out right wrong and thus eliminated.

Left with c and e - In C second boldface is not the author's position, it is evidence to support the position. The author's position is: Unfortunately, the ban would actually have the opposite effect.

Thus, we are left with e. Hope this helps.
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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2014, 01:32
Isnt the word "Evidence " in the OA wrong? I don't find any evidence there. what is the source of this question?
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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2014, 02:19
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Isnt the word "Evidence " in the OA wrong? I don't find any evidence there. what is the source of this question?


hmmm yeah...I'd agree with your point. It is more of a claim than evidence.
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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2014, 05:26
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Letter to the editor:

proponents of the Proposition Q- feel that fewer handguns on the streets would lead to less violent crime, making the city safer for all of its citizens.------premise/ evidence- fewer handguns on the streets would lead to less violent crime( A leads to B- Direct relationship)
---------------conclusion - city safer for all of its citizens.

author----- premise/ evidence---- armed criminals would not only keep their weapons but would also have the confidence to act with impunity on a population that could no longer defend itself....
conclusion-----city will not be safe.....


c) The first is a position that the author argues will not hold in this case; the second is the author’s position.....the first BF may be correct .. the second is not....it is not author's position but evidence......

e) The first is a direct relationship that the author believes will not hold in this case; the second offers evidence in support of the author’s position..........BF1- author believes it will not hold true......BF2- AUTHOR'S EVIDENCE.......CORRECT



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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 31 Jan 2014, 11:44
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Isnt the word "Evidence " in the OA wrong? I don't find any evidence there. what is the source of this question?


The author's claim is
Unfortunately, the ban would actually have the opposite effect.

And the evidence author provides to support his claim is the next sentence
Since only law abiding citizens would honor the ban, armed criminals would not only keep their weapons but would also have the confidence to act with impunity on a population that could no longer defend itself.
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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2014, 01:22
prasun9 wrote:
akankshasoneja wrote:
Isnt the word "Evidence " in the OA wrong? I don't find any evidence there. what is the source of this question?


The author's claim is
Unfortunately, the ban would actually have the opposite effect.

And the evidence author provides to support his claim is the next sentence
Since only law abiding citizens [b]would honor the ban, armed criminals would not only keep their weapons but would also have the confidence to act with impunity on a population that could no longer defend itself.[/b]


i do agree, second cant be an evidence. Evidence has to be an undiputable fact. The usage of 'would' in the second bold face suggest that author is not sure of the outcome and it could best be author's belief or claim.
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Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2014, 13:59
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I read it here that Evidence is something that has 'happened' in objective world.
Re: Letter to the editor: Proposition Q, a controversial measure   [#permalink] 20 Jun 2014, 13:59
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