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# A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major

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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

(A) The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
(B) The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
(C) The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
(D) The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
(E) The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.
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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.

My query is can anyone explain whether "suggestion" is same meaning as "claim", and "a poll result reveals" as "judgment", please
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IMO C
The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional ...now this line is the position given by the author and the first boldface is clearly criticized by this position.
also notice how clearly the second boldface supports this position.
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22 Dec 2014, 11:35
Though, I got this answer right.

I believe second is a fact rather than a judgement.

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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.

My query is
can anyone explain whether "suggestion" is same meaning as "claim", and "a poll result reveals" as "judgment", please

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23 Dec 2014, 13:33
Hi ,

Can any1 explain why C is the right answer
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24 Dec 2014, 02:37
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Can any1 explain why C is the right answer

Accuracy is the most important factor that needs to be considered.
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04 May 2015, 19:57
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Good question.
A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

First statement is a cause effect.
Second statement (premise) provides support to conclusion.
Conclusion goes against the First statement.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A) The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B) The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
>> second statement doesnt directly hit the stmt 1. It just supports the conclusion.
C) The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D) The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
>> First stmt is opposite to conclusion and hence can be base of concl. Infact stmt 2 shall be the base of conclusion.
E) The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.
>>The second stmt contradicts the first.
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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

The answer should be Option C based on the following reasoning:

The first statement is the position of the consultant. The second statement is the position taken by the argument, which contradicts the position taken by the consultant. Keeping that in mind:

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position. Incorrect is the position is opposed by the argument.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion. The second does not really disprove but gives another position.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position. Correct!
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic. The first statement is not the position of the argument.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct. Definitely wrong because it goes against the first statement.

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22 May 2015, 05:26
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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.

My query is
can anyone explain whether "suggestion" is same meaning as "claim", and "a poll result reveals" as "judgment", please

Hi,
If a poll showed something how can it be a judgement?It should be evidence?
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23 May 2015, 04:37
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goodyear2013 wrote:
A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.

My query is
can anyone explain whether "suggestion" is same meaning as "claim", and "a poll result reveals" as "judgment", please

Hi,
If a poll showed something how can it be a judgement?It should be evidence?

True,

Option B makes more sense since its an evidence "reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season" while the judgement is "The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional"

rohitmanglik: can you pls tell why you decided to choose C over B?

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23 May 2015, 05:50
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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.

My query is
can anyone explain whether "suggestion" is same meaning as "claim", and "a poll result reveals" as "judgment", please

Hi,
If a poll showed something how can it be a judgement?It should be evidence?

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14 Jul 2015, 08:17
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Could someone please provide OE, difficult to believe that BF2 is a judgement?
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14 Jul 2015, 22:25
The word "judgment" is an indicator of a claim while the word "evidence" is an indicator of Fact.In this argument both sentence are claims and all other options can be eliminated except C.
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15 Jul 2015, 01:41
Answer can not be C , as the second bold face is not a "judgement". Second bold face is an evidence, so the answer has to be B.
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15 Jul 2015, 02:13
I marked C. I thought that the second statement was an opinion because of the phrase 'would be ill-advised'

OE for why B is incorrect:

This is a Boldface Type question, in which you are required to define the role of the two boldface sections in the argument. Read the argument and break it down using indicative words:
- Sentence 1 uses the phrase suggested that meaning that the first boldface portion is a suggested plan, theory or judgment, put forward by the expert in favor of hiring sport professionals.
- Sentence 2 is purely factual, a premise.
- The first part of the last sentence contains the phrase would be ill-advised telling us that it's the author's own judgment, i.e., the argument's conclusion.
- The second part of the last sentence, the second boldface portion is a prediction believed to be accurate by the sports analysts.

Although the first definition in this answer choice is correct, the second is not. We cannot say that the second portion disproves anything since it is only an opinion. Although it is the opinion of experts, it is still a prediction about events that may or may not occur in the future.
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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic. >>Challenging logic would be int. fam. pros. wont be value added
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.
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13 Nov 2015, 03:33
B or C

B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship (correct); the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion (incorrect - the second is not evidence, it is just opinion)

C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position (correct - conclusion says that it is ill-advised ); the second is a judgment offered as support for that position (correct).

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13 Nov 2015, 07:19
The main problem with B is that BF1 is NOT a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship. It is a suggestion alright, but what about potential cause-and-effect?? I totally disagree with B.

C has a problem that the BF2 looks more like an evidence than a judgment, but can't we look at BF2 as the AUTHOR's judgment behind his position that The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional.
Google says - Judgement (or judgment) is the evaluation of evidence to make a decision.
Experts pls suggest.

I chose C naturally and the judgment didn't bug me as much as the cause-and-effect relationship

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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position. - the second does not support the first at all.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion. - second does not actually disprove the cause or the effect because the relationship is not necessary.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position. - first one is definitely a claim which is criticized and the second is the judgment (the collective opinion of sports analysts is a judgment not evidence or fact imo) that supports the criticism.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic. - the word logic doesnt make sense to me here.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.the word theory does not really fit. the first statement is a claim. moreover, the second statement does not support the first one. so this is out anyway.
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A marketing expert, consulted by the management of a major fashion brand, suggested that the use of an internationally famous sports professional as a model in the clothing company's upcoming advertising campaign would spur public interest and, consequently, increase sales. A significant implication of such a decision would be the conscious or unconscious association of the sports professional's personality with the fashion brand, as seen by the consumers. The management of the fashion brand would be ill-advised to employ the sports professional, however, as a poll conducted amongst the region's top sports analysts reveals that the team for which the sports professional in question plays is not likely to have success in the upcoming season.

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

A. The first is a proposed plan of action supported by the position defended in the argument; the second is an opinion that supports that position.
B. The first is a suggestion of a potential cause-and-effect relationship; the second is evidence that disproves the accuracy of that suggestion.
C. The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is criticized by the argument's position; the second is a judgment offered as support for that position.
D. The first identifies the primary logic that forms the basis of the argument's position; the second challenges that logic.
E. The first is a theory that forms the basis of a certain strategy; the second is an explanation for why that theory is correct.

Why not B? I was stuck between B and C and I finally ended up choosing B.
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