I'll try to help you dissecting your reasoning, maybe is useful to you and other students
you sayMy Analysis:
Info – 1: United States manufacturers currently produce most of the world's solar-power generators--most of which are exported to Europe. OK
Info – 2: However, European manufacturers are emerging and probably will ultimately capture much of the European market. (Assumption – It will reduce the US exports to Europe)OK
Info – 3: The United States government is funding initiatives intended to encourage use of solar power within the United States. If these initiatives succeed in increasing the demand for solar-power generators in the United States, United States manufacturers will probably maintain significant production levels, since __________.After since we need an answer that strenghten the argument in this case.
Analysis: Blank space is preceded by since which is the premise indicator, hence we should identify the premise that support the argument conclusion that “United States manufacturers will probably maintain significant production levels”.
Pre-think of answer: There is scope for increase in sales in US market.Not properly true, because if you have a competitive advantage you can still maintain your market share and still have your sales constant respect your competitors
Hence I selected answer choice E as it says the current market is limited and with US govt. initiatives it will increase.
But the correct answer choice is C and I am not able to identify the reason for the same.
Please explain what I am missing in my approach.
Which of the following most logically completes the argument?
(A) some United States manufacturers have been substantially increasing their output over the last several yearswhat is happened until now is not our concern
(B) the efficiency of solar-power generators in converting energy from the Sun into electric power is not improving as fast as it once didthe efficiency is not our concern
(C) just as European manufacturers enjoy certain competitive advantages in Europe, so do United States manufacturers in the United StatesUS manufcturers want the european market but now maybe is not the same scenario as before. the US M will maintain significant production levels only and only if they have a consistent market share to sell solar power
aka competitive advantage
(D) European governments are currently undertaking initiatives to stimulate the use of solar power within Europe
we already know this from the statement
(E) the current market for solar-power generators in the United States is very limitedwe have NOT enough information to say this. where did you see this or infer from the stimulus ?? nowhere. moreover, we are talking about the current market BUT we are concerned about the FUTURE market share
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