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Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive testthe toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

The argument requires the assumption that

(A) Clark parts are available only in this country

(B) foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country

(C) no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards

(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

(E) if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed
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22 Jul 2008, 02:21
In the test I will go with D - as that is the only direct assumption that I can see. What is the OA?
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22 Jul 2008, 02:37
OA is D only but i thought it will be C as it is also an assumption
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22 Jul 2008, 02:50
Advertisement: Clark brand-name parts are made for cars manufactured in this country. They satisfy all of our government automotive testthe toughest such tests in the world. With foreign-made parts, you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes that are poorly constructed and liable to cost you hundreds of dollars in repairs. Therefore, be smart and insist on brand-name parts by Clark for your car.

The argument requires the assumption that

(A) Clark parts are available only in this country

(B) foreign-made parts are not suitable for cars manufactured in this country

(C) no foreign-made parts satisfy our government standards

(D) parts that satisfy our government standards are not as poorly constructed as cheap foreign-made parts

(E) if parts are made for cars manufactured in our country, they are not poorly constructed

Dont bother C - it need not be an assumption because the author refers to you never know which might be reliable and which are cheap look-alikes here inspite of satisfying govt standards the material can fail. More over use the negation test to zero it - sometimes helps.
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22 Jul 2008, 03:48
I also went into the trap. I chose C. Hmmm. I need to improve my Verbal.

I think C strenghtens the conclusion, buti t is not an assumption. Yes, D is an assumption.
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22 Jul 2008, 14:06
I chose D, but What do you guys think about E?
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22 Jul 2008, 15:03
i went for C too.
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22 Jul 2008, 19:54
me too fell in the trap...C
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22 Jul 2008, 22:04
The advertisement says - Go for Clark brand name parts BECAUSE it satisfies all govt. standards. For foreign made parts u never know whether it's reliable or cheap (costing u more for repairment).
From this first sentence we can get a hint of the assumption "whatever passes govt. standard is good". the second line completes it . Finally it goes like ... parts those satisfy Govt. standard are even better than the foreign made cheap parts.

Hence D) is best ans.

C if added with the argument can make it stronger , but definitely not an assumption.
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23 Jul 2008, 04:21
I chose D, but What do you guys think about E?

Statement E would imply that ALL (and not just Clark) American made products are equally good. Since the original passage is trying to promote only Clark brand products, statement E wouldn't fit.

Hopefully this helps.
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23 Jul 2008, 07:52
Good point!
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