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Ann will either take a leave of absence from Technocomp and return in a year or else she will quit her job there; but she would not do either one unless she were offered a one-year teaching fellowship at a prestigious university. Technocomp will allow her to take a leave of absence if it does not find out that she has been offered the fellowship, but not otherwise. Therefore, Ann will quit her job at Technocomp only if Technocomp finds out she has been offered the fellowship.

Which one of the following, if assumed, allows the conclusion above to be properly drawn?


(A) Technocomp will find out about Ann being offered the fellowship only if someone informs on her.

(B) The reason Ann wants the fellowship is so she can quit her job at Technocomp.

(C) Technocomp does not allow any of its employees to take a leave of absence in order to work for one of its competitors.

(D) Ann will take a leave of absence if Technocomp allows her to take a leave of absence.

(E) Ann would be offered the fellowship only if she quit her job at Technocomp

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New post 16 Jan 2019, 09:37
Nice question!!

Answer per me is D.

Explaination:
Ann has two options, given she gets fellowship:
1) take a year vacation
2) quit the job

Otherwise she won't take any.

Now... If her company somehow knows about fellowship they won't give vacation.

So, Ann will quit the job only if her company knows about the fellowship.

Well what if she quits the job because of another reason. As per power score terminology, it's a strongly worded argument and yes we need to defend the other ways through which we can guard the argument from other scenarios in which Ann could quit.


A) the point is not how the company would find about Ann. It's about how she will not quit because of any other cicrumstances.

B) the intent Behind opting for fellowship does not show us why she won't choose to quit.

C) this is completely irrelevant ....

D) well as per this option we know that Ann has choice to either chose to take leave or quit. What if even they don't know and Ann plans to quit ( as per logical structure she can do that and hence we need to negate this to defend the only if condition)
Hence this is our answer.

E) the question is how she will quit not why.

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Conclusion states that Ann will quit only if Technocomp does not let her take leave of absence.
Hence if Technocomp allows it will take leave of absence. statement D very clearly repeats this assumption.
Hence answer D


(A) Technocomp will find out about Ann being offered the fellowship only if someone informs on her. No where mentioned as a possibility.

(B) The reason Ann wants the fellowship is so she can quit her job at Technocomp. Not at all implied. Rather reverse is mentioned that she will quit only if they find out.

(C) Technocomp does not allow any of its employees to take a leave of absence in order to work for one of its competitors. Competitors are not mentioned

(D) Ann will take a leave of absence if Technocomp allows her to take a leave of absence. Stated clearly

(E) Ann would be offered the fellowship only if she quit her job at Technocomp. Reverse mentioned
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Ann will either take a leave of absence from Technocomp and return in a year or else she will quit her job there; but she would not do either one unless she were offered a one-year teaching fellowship at a prestigious university. Technocomp will allow her to take a leave of absence if it does not find out that she has been offered the fellowship, but not otherwise. Therefore, Ann will quit her job at Technocomp only if Technocomp finds out she has been offered the fellowship.

Which one of the following, if assumed, allows the conclusion above to be properly drawn?


(A) Technocomp will find out about Ann being offered the fellowship only if someone informs on her. may be but this is too specific and there may be other ways, but whether technocorp will know or not is not the point.

(B) The reason Ann wants the fellowship is so she can quit her job at Technocomp.
if she wants to quite she will quite why will she take a leave of absence.

(C) Technocomp does not allow any of its employees to take a leave of absence in order to work for one of its competitors. she will not be working for a competitor. atleast we don't know that.

(D) Ann will take a leave of absence if Technocomp allows her to take a leave of absence. Correct assumption because how else will she be able to take a leave of absence.

(E) Ann would be offered the fellowship only if she quit her job at Technocomp no the causal relation does not apply here.
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This is a great, challenging question! Very "LSAT." ;)

Since it's an Assumption question, I recommend separating out the evidence from the conclusion, and looking for the "concept shift" in the conclusion. That is, what the new information is in the conclusion that the correct assumption will have to "account" for.

Evidence: Ann will take a sabbatical OR quit, but not if she gets a fellowship. But T won't let her take the sabbatical if she gets the fellowship (the jerks!). :)

Conclusion: Ann will quit only if T finds out she has been offered the fellowship.

Concept Shift: To me, this conclusion hinges on this idea of "ONLY" -- why will she ONLY quit if T finds out?

It seems like the author is assuming that Ann wants to take the leave of absence. The correct answer has to have something to do with Ann's desires.

Prediction: Something that explains why will she ONLY quit if T finds out.

(D) is the only one that addresses this specific scope.
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This I felt was infact an easy one.

Only one option(D) is within the scope.

Deconstructing the argument took considerable time though.
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option d mentions that ann will take a leave if allowed. Isn't it already mentioned in the premise?
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Raj30 wrote:
option d mentions that ann will take a leave if allowed. Isn't it already mentioned in the premise?


Produce the answer choice that bests (D). I know, that's not very nice, but you know what I mean. :-D The correct answer just has to be BETTER than the other four.

Look at the question-stem: Which one of the following, if assumed, allows the conclusion above to be properly drawn?

So, we might ask ourselves, which answer choice allow the conclusion to be properly drawn BETTER than (D)?

I think the GMAT is a lot easier when we stop putting the pressure on ourselves to find the "one perfect answer" and start to step back and consider, "okay, I have this group of 5; which one does the GMAT want me to pick?"

I know this is an LSAT question (so to be honest not really on par with the GMAT), but I think you know what I mean. :)

Honestly, even though I'm here commenting on this, I'm not convinced LSAT questions are really worth the average GMAT student's time unless you get to a point in which you are at a 700 and going for a 750.
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Ann will either take a leave of absence from Technocomp and return in a year or else she will quit her job there; but she would not do either one unless she were offered a one-year teaching fellowship at a prestigious university. Technocomp will allow her to take a leave of absence if it does not find out that she has been offered the fellowship, but not otherwise. Therefore, Ann will quit her job at Technocomp only if Technocomp finds out she has been offered the fellowship.

Which one of the following, if assumed, allows the conclusion above to be properly drawn?


(A) Technocomp will find out about Ann being offered the fellowship only if someone informs on her.

(B) The reason Ann wants the fellowship is so she can quit her job at Technocomp.

(C) Technocomp does not allow any of its employees to take a leave of absence in order to work for one of its competitors.

(D) Ann will take a leave of absence if Technocomp allows her to take a leave of absence.

(E) Ann would be offered the fellowship only if she quit her job at Technocomp



Guys, i hope you all have solved this one. For ones who didn't manage to or didn't get the explanations, here is the clue:
One is taking a leave of absence, and one is allowing a leave of absence. These are two distinct elements present in thr argument. So this one was is a supporter assumption and the answer deals with linking these elements because nowhere in the stimulus is this link present.

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