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Any writer whose purpose is personal expression sometimes uses words

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Any writer whose purpose is personal expression sometimes uses words ambiguously. Every poet’s purpose is personal expression. Thus no poetry reader’s enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the poet means.

The conclusion can be properly inferred if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Writers who sometimes use words ambiguously have no readers who try to attain a precise understanding of what the writer means.
(B) Writers whose purpose is personal expression are unconcerned with whether anyone enjoys reading their works.
(C) No writer who ever uses words ambiguously has any reader whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means.
(D) Most writers whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words are poets.
(E) Readers who have a precise understanding of what a writer has written derive their enjoyment from that understanding.

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A) Writers who sometimes use words ambiguously have no readers who try to attain a precise understanding of what the writer means.
(B) Writers whose purpose is personal expression are unconcerned with whether anyone enjoys reading their works.
(C) No writer who ever uses words ambiguously has any reader whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means.

IMHO correct answer: Stimulus says P1 To Express personal expression through writing all writers use words AMBIGUOUSLY, and P2 then EVERY POET writes about PERSONAL EXPRESSION Thus, EVERY POET uses words AMBIGUOUSLY

based on this author makes a strong conclusion that No Poem reader who enjoys poem understand the poem as it has an ambiguous word

Thus IN ORDER TO MAKE such a strong conclusion, we have to assume: No writer who ever uses words ambiguously has any reader whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means.



(D) Most writers whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words are poets.
(E) Readers who have a precise understanding of what a writer has written derive their enjoyment from that understanding.
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IMO D

(D) Most writers whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words are poets.

Tough and quite dense choice...
negate it and the argument falls apart
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IMO D

(D) Most writers whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words are poets.

Tough and quite dense choice...
negate it and the argument falls apart


Any writer whose purpose is personal expression sometimes uses words ambiguously. Every poet’s purpose is personal expression. Thus no poetry reader’s enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the poet means.

Any writer --> personal expression --> ambiguity.
Every poet --> personal expression.
Conclusion: any poetry reader --> no dependency on precise understanding of poem.


The conclusion can be properly inferred if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Writers who sometimes use words ambiguously have no readers who try to attain a precise understanding of what the writer means.
Opposite of the facts stated. INCORRECT

(B) Writers whose purpose is personal expression are unconcerned with whether anyone enjoys reading their works.
INCORRECT.

(C) No writer who ever uses words ambiguously has any reader whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means.
CORRECT.

(D) Most writers whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words are poets.
All writers. INCORRECT

(E) Readers who have a precise understanding of what a writer has written derive their enjoyment from that understanding.
OUT OF SCOPE.

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Any writer whose purpose is personal expression sometimes uses words ambiguously. Every poet’s purpose is personal expression. Thus no poetry reader’s enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the poet means.

Type- assumption
Boil it down- no poetry reader’s enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the poet means.

(A) Writers who sometimes use words ambiguously have no readers who try to attain a precise understanding of what the writer means. - incorrect; it does not mention about poetry reader's enjoyment
(B) Writers whose purpose is personal expression are unconcerned with whether anyone enjoys reading their works.- incorrect - author not caring does not help us
(C) No writer who ever uses words ambiguously has any reader whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means. - Correct
C on negation breaks the argument
There is at least one writer who ever uses words ambiguously has a reader whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means.
(D) Most writers whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words are poets. - incorrect; it talks about most
(E) Readers who have a precise understanding of what a writer has written derive their enjoyment from that understanding. - incorrect; This does not connect to anything in our evidence. We would be left with more premises and a logically invalid conclusion.

Answer C
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New post 22 Jan 2019, 23:34
Hi All,

I quite didn't understand why C is correct and D is wrong. Can someone please help me ?
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New post 23 Jan 2019, 01:15
Reasoning:
Writer use ambiguous words.
Purpose of poet is personal expression.
No poetry reader’s enjoyment depends on clearly understand what the poet means

(A) Writers (who sometimes use words ambiguously) have no readers (who try to attain a precise understanding of what the writer means.)

The given fact revolves around poetry reader’s comprehension.

(B) Writers (whose purpose is personal expression) are unconcerned with whether anyone enjoys reading their works.

Clearly wrong!

(C) No writer (who ever uses words ambiguously) has any reader (whose enjoyment depends on attaining a precise understanding of what the writer means.)



(D) Most writers (whose readers’ enjoyment does not depend on attaining a precise understanding of the writers’ words) are poets.

No!!!

(E) Readers (who have a precise understanding of what a writer has written) derive their enjoyment from that understanding.

It contradicts with the fact provided in the passage.
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