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Policy analyst: Most government agencies become less [#permalink]
13 Oct 2009, 05:49
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Policy analyst: Most government agencies become less effective over time. Some experts go so far as to recommend that every agency be eliminated after 10 years and created anew by replacing all of its existing personnel and revamping its bureaucratic structure. However, this policy would be impractical since certain government agencies perform vital functions, such as protecting national security, and therefore cannot afford even temporary upheaval.
In the policy analyst's argument above, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is evidence offered in support of an opinion that the policy analyst rejects; the second offers information that contradicts that evidence. B. The first is a premise that the policy analyst accepts but argues against; the second offers evidence that supports the analyst's position. C. The first is a position that the policy analyst argues against; the second is the position that the analyst defends. D. The first is a generalization that the policy analyst accepts as accurate and is used as the basis for an opinion that the analyst rejects; the second is a consideration used to defend the analyst's position. E. The first is a generalization that the policy analyst accepts as accurate and is used as the basis for the analyst's position; the second offers another consideration used to defend that position.
Re: Policy analyst: Most government agencies become less [#permalink]
23 Apr 2013, 22:55
Only B and D are even close to contenders. B is incorrect because Analyst doesn't argues against first boldface but rather some opinion supported by that boldface. D is absolutely correct.
I figured out the right answer. Could you pl clarify my doubt??
1. What is the major difference between the second statement in option B ''The second offers evidence that supports the analyst's position'' and that in option D ''The second is a consideration used to defend the analyst's position''.
2. If statement 2 of D is replaced with that of B, will the answer still be D??
Basically my doubt boils down to this: Major difference between ''evidence'' and ''consideration''. Are they both interchangeable in this question??
Thanks in advance.
Re: Policy analyst: Most government agencies become less
23 Apr 2013, 22:55