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Toddlers are not being malicious when they bite people. For example, a child may want a toy, and feel that the person he or she bites is preventing him or her from having it.
The situation as described above most closely conforms to which one of the following generalizations?
(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems.
(B) Toddlers sometimes engage in biting people in order to get attention from adults.
(C) Toddlers mistakenly believe that biting people is viewed as acceptable behavior by adults.
(D) Toddlers do not recognize that by biting people they often thwart their own ends.
(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want.
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Choice between A and E, but E has wrong "an effective way". We don't know whether bitting is successful.
(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems. - the best
(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want.
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Choice between A and E, but E has wrong "an effective way". We don't know whether bitting is successful.
(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems. - the best
(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want.


I agree it's A. I got it down to A and E but 'an effecive way' threw me off of E.
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yeah, i will say A as well.
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(A) for me too.

(E) doesn't make much sense because it is assuming that biting is "effective" (which means that toddlers are able to prevent people from having their toys). This assumption is not stated in the passage.
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I choose (A)

(A) Passage does show that toddlers sometimes bite people to solve problems. Here, problem = toddler wants toy and feels that someone is preventing him/her from having it. Thus, possible answer.

(B) Nothing is mentioned in the passage about getting attention from adults

(C) Nothing mentioned about acceptable behaviour

(D) Nothing mentioned about the result of biting, whether it thwarts toddlers or not

(E) Similar to (D); passage did not mention if biting was effective for toddlers or not
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What is the OA, though :?:
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must be A :lol:
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(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems.[Yes. As per argument biting is used to solve the problem – Hold it]

(B) Toddlers sometimes engage in biting people in order to get attention from adults. [not as per argument premises – eliminate it]

(C) Toddlers mistakenly believe that biting people is viewed as acceptable behavior by adults. [Toddlers knowing about adults needs – eliminate it]

(D) Toddlers do not recognize that by biting people they often thwart their own ends.[Toddlers and understanding their own actions – eliminate it]

(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want.[Not as per argument premises – eliminate it]

Answer: A
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farend wrote:
Toddlers are not being malicious when they bite people. For example, a child may want a toy, and feel that the person he or she bites is preventing him or her from having it.
The situation as described above most closely conforms to which one of the following generalizations?
(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems.
(B) Toddlers sometimes engage in biting people in order to get attention from adults.
(C) Toddlers mistakenly believe that biting people is viewed as acceptable behavior by adults.
(D) Toddlers do not recognize that by biting people they often thwart their own ends.
(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want.


can someone please provide the detailed OE for the given question
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Toddlers are not being malicious when they bite people. For example, a child may want a toy, and feel that the person he or she bites is preventing him or her from having it.
The situation as described above most closely conforms to which one of the following generalizations?
(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems.
(B) Toddlers sometimes engage in biting people in order to get attention from adults.
(C) Toddlers mistakenly believe that biting people is viewed as acceptable behavior by adults.
(D) Toddlers do not recognize that by biting people they often thwart their own ends.
(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want.


can someone please provide the detailed OE for the given question


The whole argument is based on the word "malicious". The argument states that they donot always have the intention to harm the people. Then it given an example where a child wants a toy and is biting the people who are preventing him/her to get the toy. So, it means he is biting the people just to get a toy.

Now looking at the options :

(A) Biting people is sometimes a way for toddlers to try to solve problems. --> As per our pre-thinking. Hence, Correct.
(B) Toddlers sometimes engage in biting people in order to get attention from adults. --> Whether they are biting to get attention or something else. We don't know. neither the argument nor the example states that. hence, Incorrect.
(C) Toddlers mistakenly believe that biting people is viewed as acceptable behavior by adults. --> Again, no support in the passage for this point. -- INCORRECT
(D) Toddlers do not recognize that by biting people they often thwart their own ends. --> How?? Do we know if biting is going to harm toddlers only? -- INCORRECT
(E) Resorting to biting people is in some cases an effective way for toddlers to get what they want. --> Again we are not sure whether they actually get what they want. We are given that they bite people to try getting what they want. So, its effectiveness is not clear. -- INCORRECT.
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