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Senator Baker: My opponent, Candidate Rothmore, has called for increased taxes to fund programs that help the long-term unemployed of the state. Such action would address an immediate symptom for a select group, without doing much to address the overall problems we all face. Only through lowering taxes can we stimulate the growth of small businesses, which will revitalize the state's whole economy. That, in turn, will result in greater prosperity and in more jobs, including jobs for those who have been unemployed for a while. Through lowering taxes, everyone wins, and those currently unemployed get the best help the economy can provide --- a real job.

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

A) The first is a prediction about a recommendation the main argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion.
B) The first is evidence supporting the main argument; the second is the main conclusion.
C) The first is a prediction that, if accurate, would provide support for the main conclusion of the argument; the second is the main conclusion.
D) The first is an objection that the main argument rejects; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusions of the argument.
E) The first is a conclusion drawn by Senator Baker's opponent; the second is Senator Baker's main conclusion.
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Senator Baker: My opponent, Candidate Rothmore, has called for increased taxes to fund programs that help the long-term unemployed of the state. Such action would address an immediate symptom for a select group, without doing much to address the overall problems we all face. Only through lowering taxes can we stimulate the growth of small businesses, which will revitalize the state's whole economy. That, in turn, will result in greater prosperity and in more jobs, including jobs for those who have been unemployed for a while. Through lowering taxes, everyone wins, and those currently unemployed get the best help the economy can provide --- a real job.

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

A) The first is a prediction about a recommendation the main argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion.
B) The first is evidence supporting the main argument; the second is the main conclusion.
C) The first is a prediction that, if accurate, would provide support for the main conclusion of the argument; the second is the main conclusion.
D) The first is an objection that the main argument rejects; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusions of the argument.
E) The first is a conclusion drawn by Senator Baker's opponent; the second is Senator Baker's main conclusion.

Hi

Could you please provide your comments for this.

I marked A. but i took more time.

could you please clarify part A in option A

The first is a prediction about a recommendation the main argument opposes.

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12 Dec 2015, 05:06
Hi mikemcgarry

could you please provide your comments for part 1 in option A

The first is a prediction about a recommendation the main argument opposes

where we are opposing this prediction in argument.

Please clarify

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Hi mikemcgarry

could you please provide your comments for part 1 in option A

The first is a prediction about a recommendation the main argument opposes

where we are opposing this prediction in argument.

Please clarify

Thanks.

Hi!

option A seems right, but What makes option D wrong?
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Video explanation of the question provided by Magoosh -

http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3117/ ... xplanation

Hope this helps ....
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29 May 2016, 00:13
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Video explanation of the question provided by Magoosh -

http://gmat.magoosh.com/questions/3117/ ... xplanation

Hope this helps ....

I have seen this video, thanks. They say 1st statement is not an objection. However, i feel it is an objection only. i agree A is right but what makes D wrong is what i m not getting.
What is an 'objection' ?
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Hi ashutoshsh,

The option D states: The first is an objection that the main argument rejects; the second is a claim advanced in support of the main conclusions of the argument.

While you might be right that the first boldface statement is an objection but it is not something that argument rejects. It is something that the argument states. The Senator states that: Such action would address an immediate symptom for a select group, without doing much to address the overall problems we all face. He clearly states the flaws in the opponents plan and then goes on to state his plan, that if implemented will address the issue that the state is facing.

That is how I rejected the option D. Hope it helped!

PS: I have not gone through the video explanation. I am not sure if the same thing has been mentioned there.
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