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Hi GMATNinja,

Why is B better than E for Q3. Can you please provide your explanation?

What's the meaning of contrast here?

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86. The passage is primarily concerned with

(A) presenting various groups' views of the motives of those proposing certain legislation
(B) contrasting the reasoning of various groups concerning their positions on certain proposed legislation
(C) tracing the process whereby certain proposed legislation was eventually enacted
(D) assessing the success of tactics adopted by various groups with respect to certain proposed legislation
(E) evaluating the arguments of various groups concerning certain proposed legislation

The problem with (E) is that the author does not evaluate the arguments of the various groups. The author simply explains those arguments and the reasoning behind them, without assessing (or "evaluating") their validity.

The author contrasts the reasoning behind those arguments by comparing them and explaining their differences. Thus, choice (B) is the best answer.


GMATNinja the passage doesnt deal with only contrasting the differences. It also deals with high lighting similarities " SPEW contended, and WIDC concurred, that controllable conditions in such factories were responsible for the development of lead poisoning". Isn't contrast a very strong word here?
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Vyshak wrote:
Hi GMATNinja,

Why is B better than E for Q3. Can you please provide your explanation?

What's the meaning of contrast here?

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86. The passage is primarily concerned with

(A) presenting various groups' views of the motives of those proposing certain legislation
(B) contrasting the reasoning of various groups concerning their positions on certain proposed legislation
(C) tracing the process whereby certain proposed legislation was eventually enacted
(D) assessing the success of tactics adopted by various groups with respect to certain proposed legislation
(E) evaluating the arguments of various groups concerning certain proposed legislation

The problem with (E) is that the author does not evaluate the arguments of the various groups. The author simply explains those arguments and the reasoning behind them, without assessing (or "evaluating") their validity.

The author contrasts the reasoning behind those arguments by comparing them and explaining their differences. Thus, choice (B) is the best answer.


GMATNinja the passage doesnt deal with only contrasting the differences. It also deals with high lighting similarities " SPEW contended, and WIDC concurred, that controllable conditions in such factories were responsible for the development of lead poisoning". Isn't contrast a very strong word here?

It's true that the author doesn't only contrast the reasoning behind the arguments -- but the questions asks us to determine the author's "primary concern," not to account for each piece of the passage.

Overall, WHY did the author write the passage? His/her primary concern is to explain the reasoning behind the differing positions of various groups. Even though two of these groups (the SPEW and the WIDC) concur with one another, the passage's primary purpose is to explore the contrast between those groups' reasoning and that of another organization.

I hope that helps!
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How E in question 84?

can anyone plz explain...


Hi, sanjoo,

Let me take a shot on it.

My strategy on verbal is to use process of elimination (POE) and use splits (usually the answer choices almost always boil down to a 3-2 split). So here we go.

Oh by the way, here is when note taking is very essential. You should note the differences among WIDC, SPEV and WTUL.

84. The passage suggests that WIDC differed from WTUL in which of the following ways?

(A) WIDC believed that the existing safety regulations were adequate to protect women's health, whereas WTUL believed that such regulations needed to be strengthened.

This is wrong. WTUL says that there are already regulations. They don't need to be strengthened. Factories should just implement them in order to make the workplace safer. So this is wrong.

(B) WI DC believed that unions could not succeed in pressuring employers to comply with such regulations, whereas WTUL believed that unions could succeed in doing so.

Again, the effectiveness of unions wasn't discussed in the passage. So this is automatic.

(C) WIDC believed that lead poisoning in white lead factories could be avoided by controlling conditions there, whereas WTUL believed that lead poisoning in such factories could not be avoided no matter how stringently safety regulations were enforced.

See, WTUL believed that leas poisoning in such factories COULD BE AVOIDED if and only if safety regulations were enforced. So eliminate this.

(D) At the time that the legislation concerning white lead factories was proposed, WIDC was primarily concerned with addressing health conditions in white lead factories, whereas WTUL was concerned with improving working conditions in all types of factories.

Again, if you check the passage, there wasn't any discussion with regards to WTUL's concern with improving working conditions in ALL TYPES OF FACTORIES. This is out of scope. Automatic elimination.


(E) At the time that WIDC was opposing legislative attempts to restrict women's labor, WTUL had already ceased to do so.

Of course I can't say that since 4 choices have already been eliminated then we should choose this. That is not learning. We have to prove that this answer choice is true. Now, this answer choice all boils down to chronology. WTUL ceased in 1880 whereas WIDC was founded in 1892. Isn't this the answer choice? :)

How about some Kudos Puhhhhlease? :D


I made a silly mistake (did not paid attention to word "NOT") and went with C, a major mistake. Thanks for highlighting it here.
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