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The emotional impact of separation on unmarried “committed” couples is just as great as the emotional impact of divorce on married couples; in both situations, the loss of a trusted companion deals an emotional blow of great magnitude. Yet statistics show that a person who has separated from his or her partner in even a long-term non-marital relationship is very likely to enter into another such relationship.

Which one of the following statements represents the most logical inference that can be drawn from the statements above?

A) People do not base decisions about relationships solely on the threat of their negative emotional impact.
B) People are not likely to enter into serious relationships if they have failed at them in the past.
C) People are more affected by a divorce from a spouse than they are by the loss of a friend.
D) People often expect that a breakup from a non-spousal partner will merely be temporary.
E) People treat their romantic involvements and their friendships quite differently.
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The emotional impact of separation on unmarried “committed” couples is just as great as the emotional impact of divorce on married couples; in both situations, the loss of a trusted companion deals an emotional blow of great magnitude. Yet statistics show that a person who has separated from his or her partner in even a long-term non-marital relationship is very likely to enter into another such relationship.

Which one of the following statements represents the most logical inference that can be drawn from the statements above?

A) People do not base decisions about relationships solely on the threat of their negative emotional impact.
B) People are not likely to enter into serious relationships if they have failed at them in the past.
C) People are more affected by a divorce from a spouse than they are by the loss of a friend.
D) People often expect that a breakup from a non-spousal partner will merely be temporary.
E) People treat their romantic involvements and their friendships quite differently.

POE worked well here.

A) People do not base decisions about relationships solely on the threat of their negative emotional impact.
CORRECT.

B) People are not likely to enter into serious relationships if they have failed at them in the past.
WRONG.
just opposite of the argument.(stats showing opposite results)

C) People are more affected by a divorce from a spouse than they are by the loss of a friend.
WRONG.
argument saying it is going to affect in the same manner emotionlly.

D) People often expect that a breakup from a non-spousal partner will merely be temporary.
WRONG.
no if thats true then stats is wrong as people get engage with other partner.

E) People treat their romantic involvements and their friendships quite differently.
WRONG.
we cant infer that.

HENCE A
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Hi All,

'break up' is the act of separation. I.e. you would say I 'broke up with my girlfriend last Tuesday'

- That said it does not make D correct.

A is the correct inference. The passage says that break ups cause massive emotional pains, but still people go for future relationships.

Those 2 things alone do not make sense.

The statement in A, helps clear up the confusion, so is correct.

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TirthankarP wrote:
The emotional impact of separation on unmarried “committed” couples is just as great as the emotional impact of divorce on married couples; in both situations, the loss of a trusted companion deals an emotional blow of great magnitude. Yet statistics show that a person who has separated from his or her partner in even a long-term non-marital relationship is very likely to enter into another such relationship.

Which one of the following statements represents the most logical inference that can be drawn from the statements above?

A) People do not base decisions about relationships solely on the threat of their negative emotional impact.
B) People are not likely to enter into serious relationships if they have failed at them in the past.
C) People are more affected by a divorce from a spouse than they are by the loss of a friend.
D) People often expect that a breakup from a non-spousal partner will merely be temporary.
E) People treat their romantic involvements and their friendships quite differently.

POE worked well here.

A) People do not base decisions about relationships solely on the threat of their negative emotional impact.
CORRECT.

B) People are not likely to enter into serious relationships if they have failed at them in the past.
WRONG.
just opposite of the argument.(stats showing opposite results)

C) People are more affected by a divorce from a spouse than they are by the loss of a friend.
WRONG.
argument saying it is going to affect in the same manner emotionlly.

D) People often expect that a breakup from a non-spousal partner will merely be temporary.
WRONG.
no if thats true then stats is wrong as people get engage with other partner.

E) People treat their romantic involvements and their friendships quite differently.
WRONG.
we cant infer that.

HENCE A

But D says that breakup from a non-spousal partner is temporary. Its true because that person enters into another relationship very soon.
Whats wrong in my thinking ?
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23 Aug 2013, 11:38
TirthankarP wrote:

But D says that breakup from a non-spousal partner is temporary. Its true because that person enters into another relationship very soon.
Whats wrong in my thinking ?

hi tirth ,

i dint get how you came to your point.

let say if break up is temporary means that break up will not last for longer time...so result will be that the duo will patch up soon.
but in argument it is said that these people get engaged with other people and no patch up scenario is there.

hope you got my point.

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TirthankarP wrote:

But D says that breakup from a non-spousal partner is temporary. Its true because that person enters into another relationship very soon.
Whats wrong in my thinking ?

hi tirth ,

i dint get how you came to your point.

let say if break up is temporary means that break up will not last for longer time...so result will be that the duo will patch up soon.
but in argument it is said that these people get engaged with other people and no patch up scenario is there.

hope you got my point.

regards

By "break-up is temporary" I thought that the person didn't stay alone for a longer time because he entered into a new relationship soon.
By your explanation, it means the person didn't do a patch up with the same non-spousal partner.
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23 Aug 2013, 11:56
TirthankarP wrote:

By "break-up is temporary" I thought that the person didn't stay alone for a longer time because he entered into a new relationship soon.
By your explanation, it means the person didn't do a patch up with the same non-spousal partner.

actually i may not be 100 percent correct...as i am not a native speaker.

but as i have googled
break up means : the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations).

so IMO that break up doesnt means staying alone .

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TirthankarP wrote:

By "break-up is temporary" I thought that the person didn't stay alone for a longer time because he entered into a new relationship soon.
By your explanation, it means the person didn't do a patch up with the same non-spousal partner.

actually i may not be 100 percent correct...as i am not a native speaker.

but as i have googled
break up means : the termination or disintegration of a relationship (between persons or nations).

so IMO that break up doesnt means staying alone .

regards.

I have also chose D. Because , i think break up means the period after one terminates a relationship
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