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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.
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B for me. Must establish a link between what is important that the US does and the impact on Earth.
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The assumption in this passage is that the US consumption is determinant. If they don't cut rising consumption the resources will deplete sooner or later.

Therefore, the best answer is B
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New post 21 Sep 2005, 15:33
One more vote for D.

The earth's resources are being depleted, and the United States must reduce the use of the resources.

But why the United States?

Because it uses MUCH of the earth's resources.
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Its a straight B!
Im sure gamjatang meant B as well! :wink:
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Its a straight B!
Im sure gamjatang meant B as well! :wink:


Oops! :-D
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New post 21 Sep 2005, 19:48
B as well. But I was thinking abt D too. Since the other nations are limiting their resource consumption, USA should contain it too!
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I picked D too...
but OA is B.

I understand now why it is B but can you please explain why it is not D.
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The earth’s resources are being depleted much too fast. To correct this, the United States must keep its resource consumption at present levels for many years to come.

Which of the following, if true, would most strengthen the argument above?
(A) New resource deposits are constantly being discovered.
(B) The United States consumes one-third of all resources used in the world.
(C) Other countries need economic development more than the United States does.
(D) Other countries have agreed to hold their resource consumption at present levels.
(E) The United States has been conserving resources for several years.


B ...

Simple point of discussion: If the question was to tell assumption instead of "Point that streangthens" : Then what would be the anser?
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Simple point of discussion: If the question was to tell assumption instead of "Point that streangthens" : Then what would be the anser?
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