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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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GMATNinja wrote:
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?

Quote:
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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