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Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the estate tax, a levy imposed on the transfer of property of the estate of a deceased person to a living person or organization. The primary argument in favor of the estate tax is that it is a necessary component of a system of progressive taxation. Not only is this argument faulty, but the estate tax is also lousy for the economy. Primarily, the estate tax directly penalizes savings and investment, two activities that are vital to create and sustain jobs. Furthermore, the estate tax undermines a strong work ethic by devaluing the link between work and reward.

In the letter to the editor, the two sections in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is a fact in support of the author’s position; the second is that position.
(B) The first is a consideration that the author argues is irrelevant; the second is a consideration in support of the author’s argument.
(C) The first is an assumption that contradicts the author’s position; the second is a premise in support of the author’s position.
(D) The first is a conclusion that stands in opposition to the author’s position; the second is the author’s position.
(E) The first is a premise that clarifies the author’s position; the second is a prediction that the author believes will hold true.
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Re: Zumit CR 016 [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 00:13
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Re: Zumit CR 016 [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 01:06
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Re: Zumit CR 016 [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 03:27
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Letter to the editor: The Senate recently voted to keep the estate tax, a levy imposed on the transfer of property of the estate of a deceased person to a living person or organization. The primary argument in favor of the estate tax is that it is a necessary component of a system of progressive taxation. Not only is this argument faulty, but the estate tax is also lousy for the economy. Primarily, the estate tax directly penalizes savings and investment, two activities that are vital to create and sustain jobs. Furthermore, the estate tax undermines a strong work ethic by devaluing the link between work and reward.

In the letter to the editor, the two sections in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is a fact in support of the author’s position; the second is that position.
(B) The first is a consideration that the author argues is irrelevant; the second is a consideration in support of the author’s argument.
(C) The first is an assumption that contradicts the author’s position; the second is a premise in support of the author’s position.
(D) The first is a conclusion that stands in opposition to the author’s position; the second is the author’s position.
(E) The first is a premise that clarifies the author’s position; the second is a prediction that the author believes will hold true.


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Re: Zumit CR 016 [#permalink] New post 22 Sep 2008, 06:13
I would go with C as well.
I dont think the first one is a conclusion. it is more likely a premise.
what is the oa?
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Re: Zumit CR 016 [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 21:26
OA is D

The author believes that the estate tax has a detrimental effect on the economy. This opinion, which is conveyed in the second boldface portion, stands in contrast to the opinion of estate tax proponents (that it is a necessary component of a progressive taxation system).

(A) The first boldface portion is not a fact but an opinion cited by those in favor of the estate tax. The second boldface portion is, in fact, the author’s position that the estate tax is lousy for the economy.

(B) The author disagrees with the first boldface portion but does not argue that it is irrelevant. The second boldface portion is the author’s position itself, rather than a consideration in support of this position.

(C) The first boldface portion is not an assumption but a conclusion in favor of the estate tax. The second boldface portion is the author’s position itself, rather than a premise in support of this position.

(D) CORRECT. The first boldface portion is a conclusion in favor of the estate tax, a position that is in opposition to the author’s position. The second boldface portion is the author’s position that the estate tax is lousy for the economy.

(E) The first boldface portion does not clarify the author’s position; instead, it opposes the author’s position. The second boldface portion is not a prediction but the author’s conclusion concerning the estate tax.
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