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# Ann- Your son is very intelligent. Mary- Yes, he always gets the first

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Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.

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24 Jun 2018, 10:03
IMO C ...
Mary agrees with Ann's comment a present information that he always comes first in his ..that means she inferred "That intelligence is measured according to the position in class"
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24 Jun 2018, 10:07
A. That her son is good in studies. as other option focus on inference of both the statements taken together
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24 Jun 2018, 10:09
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.-
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.
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24 Jun 2018, 10:23
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Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.

C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.

IMHO Ans C
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24 Jun 2018, 10:51
Should be C
No other option defines relation between position and intelligence
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24 Jun 2018, 12:27
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.

I will go with A , as the Q stem talks about the Mary's inference from Ann's comment only.
Here we dont have to infer based on the two sentences, but state Mary's inference.

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24 Jun 2018, 13:26
C is the glaring answer choice and I jumped at it first, but remember that we are to answer a question asked, and the question is precise about what it demands, which is... Wait hold on, I was going to say A but again I'm drawn to C.

Waiting for OA.

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27 Jun 2018, 04:49
I am totally clueless how come A is the answer.
Can We have the OE.
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27 Jun 2018, 21:36
C it links Intelligence and response with a position in the class

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28 Jun 2018, 03:59
Vyshak

can you help with this question?
According to me answer should be C and not A
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28 Jun 2018, 15:38
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.

The question is precise. What does Mary infer from "Ann's Statement"?

From a careful observation of Ann's statement, you'd realize that Ann never made any claim about about what 'yardstick intelligence is measured by' and Mary did not get the whole "first position" thing from Ann, it was just Mary's own personal comment.

One of the best ways to understand this is to imagine the two women sitting and watching Mary's son play smartly among friends and then Ann says, "your son is very intelligent", and then Mary replies,
"Yes, he always gets the first position in his class".
This can be said to confirm Ann's statement with a fact, it doesn't mean Ann's statement meant that.

This is a tricky one but the correct answer is A.
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28 Jun 2018, 21:51
Bunuel wrote:
Ann- Your son is very intelligent.
Mary- Yes, he always gets the first position in his class.

What does Mary infer from Ann's comment?

A. That her son is good in studies.
B. That her son is an all-rounder.
C. That intelligence is measured according to the position in class.
D. That her son is better than others of his class.
E. That marks are a measure of intelligence.

Should be C, IMHO.

If we choose A, the assumption (by the author) is that "studies" are the only criteria for obtaining a (first) position in class. This is not stated anywhere and has been ASSUMED by the author.

E.g. for getting the first position, mabe student need to be good in both studies and sports? How do we know?
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30 Jun 2018, 07:14
Here is an explanation I found online; Explanation:

B is clearly wrong. Hence we reject it.
There is no comparison being drawn between the child and others in his class. Neither does Ann seem to mean that nor does Mary seem to interpret that. Hence we reject D.
Ann does not make any comment on intelligence. She is discussing Mary's son. And Mary also only talks about her son. Hence we can not say that Mary thinks either of B and E. Mary instead thinks that Ann is trying to say that her son is good in studies. She thinks Ann means that her son is intelligent and thus good in studies. Hence we can say that A is the best answer option.

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30 Jun 2018, 21:04
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Here is an explanation I found online; Explanation:

B is clearly wrong. Hence we reject it.
There is no comparison being drawn between the child and others in his class. Neither does Ann seem to mean that nor does Mary seem to interpret that. Hence we reject D.
Ann does not make any comment on intelligence. She is discussing Mary's son. And Mary also only talks about her son. Hence we can not say that Mary thinks either of B and E. Mary instead thinks that Ann is trying to say that her son is good in studies. She thinks Ann means that her son is intelligent and thus good in studies. Hence we can say that A is the best answer option.

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Hi,

If this would have been the question then the answer would be C?

Ann- Your son got the first position in his class
Mary- Yes, he is very intelligent.

which option will be correct for this?
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