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# Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat

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21. Pedro: Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat to the environment. Sixteen billion disposable diapers are discarded annually, filling up landfills at an alarming rate. So people must stop buying disposable diapers and use cloth diapers.

Maria: But you forget that cloth diapers must be washed in hot water, which requires energy. Moreover, the resulting wastewater pollutes our rivers. When families use diaper services, diapers must be delivered by fuel-burning trucks that pollute the air and add to traffic congestion.

Maria objects to Pedroâ€™s argument by

(A) claiming that Pedro overstates the negative evidence about disposable diapers in the course of his argument in favor of cloth diapers
(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers
(C) pointing out that there is an ambiguous use of the word â€œdisposableâ€
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09 May 2005, 17:45
B is the answer this Pedro does not take into account all the facts about cloth diapers
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10 May 2005, 05:03
Pedro:
1) Unlike cloth diapers, disposable diapers are a threat to the environment.
2) Sixteen billion disposable diapers are discarded annually, filling up landfills at an alarming rate.
3) So people must stop buying disposable diapers and use cloth diapers. <-- conclusion

Maria:
1) You forget that cloth diapers must be washed in hot water, which requires energy.
2) Moreover, the resulting wastewater pollutes our rivers.
3) When families use diaper services, diapers must be delivered by fuel-burning trucks that pollute the air and add to traffic congestion.

Maria objects to Pedroâ€™s argument by

(A) claiming that Pedro overstates the negative evidence about disposable diapers in the course of his argument in favor of cloth diapers
- She did not say Pedro overstate, but aruged by saying cloth diapers also are a threat to the environment.

(B) indicating that Pedro draws a hasty conclusion, based on inadequate evidence about cloth diapers
- This is what Maria did. when she says 'you forge that... ' , she was pointing out to pedro that he failed to consider the ills of using cloth diapers.

(C) pointing out that there is an ambiguous use of the word 'disposable' in Pedroâ€™s argument
- She did not contest on the term 'disposable'

(D) demonstrating that cloth diapers are a far more serious threat to the environment than disposable diapers are
- Maria mentioned that cloth diapers also pollute the environment, but did not demonstarte that is worse off.

(E) suggesting that the economic advantages of cloth diapers outweigh whatever environmental damage they may cause
- Maria clearly did not mention any economic advantages

B for me.
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10 May 2005, 14:39
The OA is B.
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