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# Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no

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21 Mar 2013, 17:05
Absolutely agree with A.

The logic under the question is:
A do B = A has ability to do B.
If we negate, A does not have ability to do B -> Surely, A cannot do B.

Apply to the question.
A (Anybody) manages to convince some people of B (his/her qualification)
Conclusion: A is an expert.
Assumption: A can convince/has ability to convince some people of his/her qualification.

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21 Mar 2013, 23:48
nitya34 wrote:
Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no official guidelines determining what an expert must know. Anybody who manages to convince some people of his or her qualifications in an area—whatever those may be—is an expert.

The columnist’s conclusion follows logically if which one of the following is assumed?

(A) Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
(B) Some experts convince everyone of their qualification in almost every area.
(C) Convincing certain people that one is qualified in an area requires that one actually be qualified in that area.
(D) Every expert has convinced some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
(E) Some people manage to convince almost everyone of their qualifications in one or more areas.

Let us make a list of the words-

Almost anyone- expert
anybody convince- some people

so look at the answer choices which can be deduced from the above. Only ans choice A wins The other choices just play around with the words.
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06 Feb 2014, 06:35
Very nice question.. I did it wrong though !

I chose D.. Bt after luking at discussion A luks better !

Chek out guyz..this question is nice !
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06 Feb 2014, 09:23
Should be D. The negation for A will be "not everyone" instead of "No one".

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26 Feb 2014, 23:09
Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no official guidelines determining what an expert must know. Anybody who manages to convince some people of his or her qualifications in an area—whatever those may be—is an expert.

To me the conclusion is _ almost anyone can be an expert as long as one can convince people of his or her qualifications in an area -
A rephrases and joins these as Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area"
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22 Apr 2017, 08:54
So, we're looking for an answer that, if we plug it into the argument, 100% convinces us that the conclusion is correct.

Now let's break down the argument:

Conclusion: almost anyone can be an expert
Evidence: anyone who can convince someone of his qualifications is an expert.

So, we want the correct answer to get us from the evidence to the conclusion; in other words:

anyone can convince someone that he's qualified + correct answer = anyone can be an expert.

(A) clearly completes our argument equation.

(D), on the other hand, has nothing to do with connecting convincing someone that you're qualified and being an expert; (D), in fact, goes in the wrong direction. Do we care what people who are already experts have done? No, we care about people who are becoming experts.

In much simpler form, the argument is:

All dogs are mammals, therefore all dogs are warm blooded.

(A) is the equivalent of "all mammals are warm blooded", which clearly completes the argument.

(D) is the equivalent of "all warm blooded things are mammals", which doesn't prove that dogs have to be warm blooded.
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27 Apr 2017, 01:12
Columnist: Almost anyone can be an expert, for there are no official guidelines determining what an expert must know.
(A) Almost anyone can convince some people of his or her qualifications in some area.
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