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Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become
moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their
inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble,
or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that
of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in
the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep
production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers
. And
since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine
is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the marked for wine-bottle stoppers
.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?

A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion.

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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 11 Feb 2008, 16:07
Where are the bold faces ? :)
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 06:50
:) Sorry, I have amended the question.
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Where are the bold faces ? :)
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 10:03
E.

'Clearly' and 'therefore' signal the first bold faced statement is a conclusion.

The second bold faced statement is structured:
Since___________,conclusion.

So they both are conclusions and the first conclusion is supporting the second one.
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 11:08
I think is E too even though I found this question pretty hard for me.
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 11:28
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I think is E too even though I found this question pretty hard for me.


The first thing to do is to recognize what type of statements they are. Clearly and therefore are trigger words for a conclusion.

You would'nt say therefore or clearly unless you were trying to convince someone.

ex. The car is dirty, therefore you need to clean it.

The sentence structure of the second bold face statement indicates its a conlusion as well. Almost any time you say 'since....,' you usually follow up with some type of conclusion.

ex. Since my car is dirt, I need to clean it.

The fact that they are both conclusions rules out A, B, and C.

Between D and E you just look at the relationship between the two conclusions. The first conclusion adds support for the second one.
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 11:31
B for me.

Whats the OA ?
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2008, 19:32
suntaurian wrote:
B for me.

Whats the OA ?

Its E...Whats the OA ?
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Re: Bold Faced - Winemakers [#permalink] New post 13 Feb 2008, 23:01
Conclusion: there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the marked for wine-bottle stoppers.

Boldface 1: Supports the conclusion
Boldface 2: Main conclusion


A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. [The first support the main conclusion – eliminate it]
B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the [eliminate it]
main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.[The first supports the main conclusion – eliminate it]
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion. [The first supports the main conclusion – eliminate it]
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion. [Hold it]

Answer: E
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