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19 Nov 2011, 07:11
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10 Jan 2012, 03:20
Between D and E I chose D as in the first BF an If is used which points at a judgement and the second BF has the position which should be taken if the judgement is correct hence D.
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17 Jan 2012, 16:44
thangvietnam wrote:
Stacey at beatthegmat make an article for this kind of question, in which the mode of attack is finding the conclusion and the relation of each bold phrase to the conclusion.

I wish to have 40/51 verbal but I never do bold phrase questions. why?. This question is at the end of the test and there are not many questions of this kind for practice.

For BF questions, take everything for granted, i.e., if it looks like a conclusion, don't question why it is a conclusion. Similarly, if something is stated as an assumption, don't question how can it be assumption.

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03 May 2012, 18:29
This one was a bit confusing at first because of the wording of D.
I was unsure and picked B as well. However " paint is the most sensitive substance in these works" is not a position taken on by the argument. The argument being that museum directors should not be rash ...
D is right because the first part is easily "yes" that's true. but the second part of D answer choice is referring to the position in the first part not the position of what the author had in mind.
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22 Jun 2012, 11:28
D is correct choice here IMO...
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23 Jun 2012, 16:17
D.

The second bold statement is made basing on the first bold statement. The argument further provides details calling into question the position made in the second bold statement.

Only choice D clearly states the nature of these statements.
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Great question monsoon1. Position and Judgement can be interchanged in certain scenarios because they are quite inter-related. You take a position on something based on your judgement. for example: I support Obama (my position) because in my opinion (judgement) he is better suited to take the country out of recession. Now, can I say that my position is that Obama is better suited to take the country out of recession - yes I can say that.

Let me know if this helps.
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30 Jun 2012, 09:44
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Great question monsoon1. Position and Judgement can be interchanged in certain scenarios because they are quite inter-related. You take a position on something based on your judgement. for example: I support Obama (my position) because in my opinion (judgement) he is better suited to take the country out of recession. Now, can I say that my position is that Obama is better suited to take the country out of recession - yes I can say that.

Let me know if this helps.

Perfect! It makes sense.
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08 Mar 2013, 10:32
Took me 5 minutes

1st:
Anyway, you have to focus on the WHOLE argument. Then, realize that the last sentence of the argument doesn't agree with

the two boldface portions. From understanding this we can eliminate

A. "...the second is the position taken by the argument"

B. "the first is a position taken by the argument..."

E. "...the second is a the position the taken by the argument"

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Now you got a 50% chance of getting the answer correct. Differences between C and D:

Premise: Paint is the most sensitive substance in these works.

Conclusion: Museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings.

C. The argument DOES call the first bold statement into question, however, the second boldface is NOT supported by the first

one. This is basically saying that the relationship is Conclusion - Premise (incorrect)

D. The argument DOES call the first bold statement into question AND the second bold face is supported by the first.

Hence, Premise - Conclusion (correct)
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17 Apr 2013, 19:42
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Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

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

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the argument calls into question.
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is, in part based.
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is that positon.
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position taken by the argument.

[Reveal] Spoiler: OE
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07 Sep 2013, 06:27
vsaxenaGMAT wrote:
:oops: Hi All,
lets discuss what GMAC means by "Claim", "position", "judgement". Such terms may reappear and then discuss this question again.

I think:
Claim: each side of argument
Position: just a stand point or a view on which a claim is made.
judgement: When supported by aurgument, a Position should be concidered as judgement.

Can someone elaborate the above three definition.
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vsaxenaGMAT wrote:
:oops: Hi All,
lets discuss what GMAC means by "Claim", "position", "judgement". Such terms may reappear and then discuss this question again.

I think:
Claim: each side of argument
Position: just a stand point or a view on which a claim is made.
judgement: When supported by aurgument, a Position should be concidered as judgement.

Can someone elaborate the above three definition.

Hi Animesh,

I don't agree with the above definitions. All of these three words could be used to refer to the same statement. For example: If I say:

Joe is an idiot since he does not care about studies.

Here, the underlined part "Joe is an idiot" is my judgment about Joe. Right? You know about judgments that people make about others. So, I can call this statement a "judgment".
I can also call it my claim since I am claiming something i.e. "Joe is an idiot". I can also claim " I am super human". In a similar way, "Joe is an idiot" can also be called a claim.
Lastly, "Joe is an idiot" is also my position or the position of the argument since the argument as a whole seeks to establish that "Joe is an idiot" by providing a reason that "he does not care about the studies".

The same statement "Joe is an idiot" in the above context can also be called "the main conclusion of the argument", or "opinion", or "belief".

There are no specific definition for these words in the context of GMAT; what these words mean in our everyday life is what they mean in GMAT. So, if you know the meaning of these terms from your everyday usage, you need not cram any definitions.

I think you should solve some official CR questions. You'll then better appreciate what I have said here.

Also, e-GMAT offers "Bold Face" concept files as part of the free trial. You may want to try it out. It' completely. Click on the below image.

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25 Oct 2013, 18:48
The feeling when you get a bold face CR right!!! Awesome :D
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22 Jan 2014, 08:22
Museums that house Renaissance oil paintings typically store them in envbironments that are carefully kept within narrow margins of temperature and humidity to inhibit any deterioration. Laboratory tests have shown that the kind of oil paint used in these paintings actually adjusts to climatic changes quite well. If, as some museum directors believe, paint is the most sensitive substance in these works, then by relaxing the standards for temperature and humidity control, museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings. Museums would be rash to relax those standards, however, since results of preliminary tests indicate that gesso, a compound routinely used by Renaissance artists to help paint adhere to the canvas, is unable to withstand significant variations in humidity.

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

- Background
- Evidence
B - hypothetical situation
B - hypothetical outcome
- Evidence against the adoption of the hypothetical situation.

Moreover: Boldface statements agree to each other. The main conclusion doesn't agree with the boldface statements

A. The first is an objection that has been raised against the position taken by the argument; the second is the position taken by the argument.
The second is not the position taken by the argument. Out
B. The first is the position taken by the argument; the second is the position that the argument calls into question.
The first is not the position taken by the argument. Out
C. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is a circumstance on which that judgment is, in part based.
The second is not a circumstance, it is the hypothetical outcome. Out
D. The first is a judgment that has been offered in support of the position that the argument calls into question; the second is that position.
Fits perfectly
E. The first is a claim that the argument calls into question; the second is the position taken by the argument.
The second is not the position taken by the argument. Out
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07 Oct 2014, 07:38
C for me, though the OA is D.. cant really think that much in 2 minutes :p
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07 Oct 2014, 14:14
I chose D.

For me, it offered the reasoning for the position that standards could be relaxed. But, the conclusion disputed that premise.
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01 Jul 2015, 05:23

We will approach this by eliminating the incorrect options.
paint is the most sensitive substance in these works : Provides support to the argument.

Hence This will eliminate Option A, B, E since its neither a Objection , Claim, Position.

Lets look at the other part.

museums can reduce energy costs without risking damage to these paintings : It is not a circumstance. But It is a Idea to Save energy.

Hence C will be eliminated.

So the correct answer will be D.
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09 Oct 2015, 17:18
"D" says that the first part is a judgement. How can it be the right answer?

As it is an OG problem, it is very important for me to understand this concept. Could someone please explain the use of the word "judgement" in this option?
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