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Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city s current [#permalink]  29 Jul 2012, 00:01
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Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city’s current budget deficit has been caused by my
policies, and that I am responsible for the deficit. Although I admit that the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure,
I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem. The
economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for
the economic policies of my administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
In
the mayor’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a premise that has been used against the mayor; the second supports the critics of
the mayor.
b) The first is a statement accepted by the mayor; the second is a consequence of the critics’
claims.
c) The first is a fact that the mayor believes does not contradict his conclusion; the second
offers support in consideration of that conclusion.
d) The first is evidence of unlawful activity by the mayor; the second is evidence offered by the
mayor to explain that activity.
e) The first is evidence that undermines the mayor’s main position; the second is a statement
that follows from that position.

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Re: CR - BoldFace [#permalink]  30 Jul 2012, 09:50
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Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city’s current budget deficit has been caused by my
policies, and that I am responsible for the deficit. Although I admit that the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure,
I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem. The
economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for
the economic policies of my administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
In
the mayor’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a premise that has been used against the mayor; the second supports the critics of
the mayor.
b) The first is a statement accepted by the mayor; the second is a consequence of the critics’
claims.
c) The first is a fact that the mayor believes does not contradict his conclusion; the second
offers support in consideration of that conclusion.
d) The first is evidence of unlawful activity by the mayor; the second is evidence offered by the
mayor to explain that activity.
e) The first is evidence that undermines the mayor’s main position; the second is a statement
that follows from that position.

Main CR Qs link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html

Red ------> Conclusion

The first bold is a FACT that not contradict the conclusion and second one is a fact that support this conclusion

C it is
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Re: Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city s current [#permalink]  14 Apr 2013, 06:17
GetThisDone wrote:
Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city’s current budget deficit has been caused by my
policies, and that I am responsible for the deficit. Although I admit that the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure,
I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem. The
economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for
the economic policies of my administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
In
the mayor’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a premise that has been used against the mayor; the second supports the critics of
the mayor.
b) The first is a statement accepted by the mayor; the second is a consequence of the critics’
claims.
c) The first is a fact that the mayor believes does not contradict his conclusion; the second
offers support in consideration of that conclusion.
d) The first is evidence of unlawful activity by the mayor; the second is evidence offered by the
mayor to explain that activity.
e) The first is evidence that undermines the mayor’s main position; the second is a statement
that follows from that position.

Main CR Qs link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html

Just as a matter of fact, I want to ask that WHY (E) is not an answer.

Conclusion(Main Position/stand): I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem

Counter premise (BF1): Although I admit that [b]the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure.

BF2: Statement that follows from that position.

Rgds,
TGC
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Re: Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city s current [#permalink]  14 Apr 2013, 15:49
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GetThisDone wrote:
Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city’s current budget deficit has been caused by my
policies, and that I am responsible for the deficit. Although I admit that the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure,
I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem. The
economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for
the economic policies of my administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
In
the mayor’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a premise that has been used against the mayor; the second supports the critics of
the mayor.
b) The first is a statement accepted by the mayor; the second is a consequence of the critics’
claims.
c) The first is a fact that the mayor believes does not contradict his conclusion; the second
offers support in consideration of that conclusion.
d) The first is evidence of unlawful activity by the mayor; the second is evidence offered by the
mayor to explain that activity.
e) The first is evidence that undermines the mayor’s main position; the second is a statement
that follows from that position.

Main CR Qs link - cr-qs-600-700-level-131508.html

Just as a matter of fact, I want to ask that WHY (E) is not an answer.

Conclusion(Main Position/stand): I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem

Counter premise (BF1): Although I admit that [b]the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure.

BF2: Statement that follows from that position.

Rgds,
TGC

@targetgmatchotu

Good question. I think the second part of E and that of C are opposite in meaning.

The second part of C means: the second bold part supports the mayor's conclusion. It means the mayor's conclusion is based on that.

But in E, the second bold part - "the second is a statement that follows from that position" - is like a consequence of the mayor's conclusion. It means the mayor's conclusion is correct first, the bold part is only the "must be true".

Hope it helps a little bit.
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Re: Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city s current [#permalink]  14 Apr 2013, 21:29
targetgmatchotu wrote:
GetThisDone wrote:
Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city’s current budget deficit has been caused by my
policies, and that I am responsible for the deficit. Although I admit that the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure,
I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem. The
economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for
the economic policies of my administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
In
the mayor’s argument, the two boldface portions play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a premise that has been used against the mayor; the second supports the critics of
the mayor.
b) The first is a statement accepted by the mayor; the second is a consequence of the critics’
claims.
c) The first is a fact that the mayor believes does not contradict his conclusion; the second
offers support in consideration of that conclusion.
d) The first is evidence of unlawful activity by the mayor; the second is evidence offered by the
mayor to explain that activity.
e) The first is evidence that undermines the mayor’s main position; the second is a statement
that follows from that position.

Just as a matter of fact, I want to ask that WHY (E) is not an answer.

Conclusion(Main Position/stand): I do not agree that I am at fault for this problem

Counter premise (BF1): Although I admit that [b]the city has run a
budget deficit during my tenure.

BF2: Statement that follows from that position.

Rgds,
TGC

The mayor’s main position is that the economic policies of the prior administration caused the current deficit, and were it not for the economic policies of his administration, the current deficit would be even worse.
So first bold statement is not evidence against the mayor but the problem for which he is blaming the previous administration.
Thanks,
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Re: Mayor: Some of my critics claim that the city s current   [#permalink] 14 Apr 2013, 21:29
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