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A recent survey has found that in areas where marijuana is legal, almost 20% of the people admit to using it occasionally, whereas in areas where it is illegal, less that 5% people do so. But these facts do not warrant the conclusion drawn by some commentators that in areas where marijuana is legal, more people use it. Clearly, in areas where marijuana is illegal, people do not readily admit to using it even if they are doing so.

A. The first is a claim, the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion based on that claim

B. The first is a claim used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

C. The first is evidence to support a conclusion for which the argument provides further evidence; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

D. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that finding.

E. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish that the finding is accurate.
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A recent survey has found that in areas where marijuana is legal, almost 20% of the people admit to using it occasionally, whereas in areas where it is illegal, less that 5% people do so. But these facts do not warrant the conclusion drawn by some commentators that in areas where marijuana is legal, more people use it. Clearly, in areas where marijuana is illegal, people do not readily admit to using it even if they are doing so.

The first bold statements is certainly not a claim since the author refers to them as "facts" at the start of the second sentence.

The second statements is clearly a claim made by the author.

The first bold statement and second bold statements doesn't agree with each other as the author argues against implications from first bold statement.

A. The first is a claim, the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion based on that claim

First bold statement is not a claim INCORRECT

B. The first is a claim used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

First bold statement is not a claim INCORRECT

C. The first is evidence to support a conclusion for which the argument provides further evidence; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

First bold statements doesn't agree with conclusion. INCORRECT

D. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that finding.

E. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish that the finding is accurate.

The second bold statement doesn't agree with first bold statement INCORRECT

Hence option D
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A recent survey has found that in areas where marijuana is legal, almost 20% of the people admit to using it occasionally, whereas in areas where it is illegal, less that 5% people do so. But these facts do not warrant the conclusion drawn by some commentators that in areas where marijuana is legal, more people use it. Clearly, in areas where marijuana is illegal, people do not readily admit to using it even if they are doing so.

The first bold statements is certainly not a claim since the author refers to them as "facts" at the start of the second sentence.

The second statements is clearly a claim made by the author.

The first bold statement and second bold statements doesn't agree with each other as the author argues against implications from first bold statement.

A. The first is a claim, the argument disputes; the second is a conclusion based on that claim

First bold statement is not a claim INCORRECT

B. The first is a claim used to support a conclusion that the argument accepts; the second is that conclusion.

First bold statement is not a claim INCORRECT

C. The first is evidence to support a conclusion for which the argument provides further evidence; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

First bold statements doesn't agree with conclusion. INCORRECT

D. The first is a finding whose implications are at issue in the argument; the second is a claim presented in order to argue against deriving certain implications from that finding.

E. The first is a finding whose accuracy is evaluated in the argument; the second is evidence presented to establish that the finding is accurate.

The second bold statement doesn't agree with first bold statement INCORRECT

Hence option D


Hey workout just wanted to clarify something.
Is "claim" something that the authors implies through his arguments ?
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Hey workout just wanted to clarify something.
Is "claim" something that the authors implies through his arguments ?


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For me, claim is something that is not stated as a fact in the argument.

If you look at the above argument, sentence 1 is presented as a fact. Hence it is not a claim but sentence 2 and sentence 3 presents what author feels/infers about the situation. Hence claims.

Let me know what you think.
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