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A publishing company has been using its computer's dictionary to check

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A publishing company has been using its computer's dictionary to check the spelling in the works it prints. However, some recent publications have been produced containing spelling errors and have had to be recalled, corrected, and reprinted. To save time and money and to ensure correctness, the company should have its works for publication checked by the staff at the company's office.

Which of the following best expresses the main point of the argument above?

A. An editor is less likely to notice spelling errors than the computer is.
B. The spelling errors were a result of a malfunction by the computer that cannot be easily fixed.
C. The authors have a responsibility to check their writings for spelling errors.
D. The computer has not been programmed to accept certain variations on common spelling.
E. The risks of relying on computers to check the spelling of books to be published outweigh the benefits.
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Can anyone, please, comment on this? Why A is not correct?

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Premise: Publishing company has been using a computer dictionary to check for spellings. This means that the company was using this computer from a very long time.
Premise 2 : Yet there were many errors in its recent works which were required to call back correct them reprint them and publish back again. All this comes at a price.

Conclusion: To save time and money the staff themselves should check manually for the spellings.

A: With the conclusion we can assume that human eye is much better than to rely on some computer. So.. this option is opposite to the conclusion hence wrong.

B: Its okay that there was a malfunction in the computer.. but this isnt the conclusion. Hence eliminated and irrelevant.

C: We are talking about staff of the publishing house and not the authors. In generic terms the publishing house or the editor does the spell check and not the authors. So this option is wrong.

D: Similar to B .. but it doesnt arrive at the conclusion. Irrelevant and eliminated.

E: take the stimulus as a scenario.. the company relied on the computer and nobody from the staff checked the books manually for spelling errors and in the end this computer did not do its job and the books were required to call back. Loss of time and money. So, its always better to take the PAIN to check manually than to rely on computer.
Option E states this very point.

Answer E.

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