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# Consumer Advocate: Your soft drink product contains high levels of an

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Consumer Advocate: Your soft drink product contains high levels of an amino acid linked to decreased brain functioning. Therefore, your product should be taken off the market.

Soft-drink Company Manager: Our product is safe for consumer use. We use a production process that reduces levels of that amino acid.

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the arguments above?

A. The first phrase states the advocate's premise and the second phrase reveals the manager's premise.

B. The first phrase expresses the advocate's conclusion and the second phrase reveals the manager's conclusion.

C. The first phrase constitutes evidence for the advocate's position and the second phrase contains the manager's conclusion.

D. The first phrase expresses the advocate's position and the second phrase contains the manager's evidence for an opposing view.

E. The first phrase contains the advocate's conclusion and the second phrase reveals the manager's evidence for a similar point of view.

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12 Oct 2019, 04:05
Consumer Advocate: Your soft drink product contains high levels of an amino acid linked to decreased brain functioning. Therefore, your product should be taken off the market.

Soft-drink Company Manager: Our product is safe for consumer use. We use a production process that reduces levels of that amino acid.

The bolded phrases play which of the following roles in the arguments above?

A. The first phrase states the advocate's premise and the second phrase reveals the manager's premise.

B. The first phrase expresses the advocate's conclusion and the second phrase reveals the manager's conclusion.

C. The first phrase constitutes evidence for the advocate's position and the second phrase contains the manager's conclusion.

D. The first phrase expresses the advocate's position and the second phrase contains the manager's evidence for an opposing view.

E. The first phrase contains the advocate's conclusion and the second phrase reveals the manager's evidence for a similar point of view.

BF2= Premise supporting manager's conclusion
Therefore, correct answer is option D as it is in lines with the above explanation.
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20 Jan 2020, 20:32
Can someone explain why not Option E?
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21 Jan 2020, 08:17
Priya3005 wrote:
Can someone explain why not Option E?

The first phrase contains the advocate's conclusion and the second phrase reveals the manager's evidence for a similar point of view.

Manager is revealing the reason that opposes the conclusion of advocate, it is not for the same point of view. And that is why E is wrong.
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