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# Detective: Bill has been accused of committing the burglary at the war

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Re: Detective: Bill has been accused of committing the burglary at the war [#permalink]
chetan2u. Thankyou for explaining.
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Re: Detective: Bill has been accused of committing the burglary at the war [#permalink]
Bunuel wrote:
Detective: Bill has been accused of committing the burglary at the warehouse last night. But no one saw Bill in the vicinity of the warehouse. So we must conclude that Bill did not commit the burglary.

The reasoning in the detective’s argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

(A) treats evidence that is irrelevant to the burglar’s identity as if it were relevant

(B) merely attacks the character of Bill’s accusers

(C) fails to provide independent evidence for the theory that Bill committed the burglary

(D) treats a lack of evidence against Bill as if it exonerated Bill

(E) fails to establish the true identity of the burglar

A) The only evidence mentioned(the presence of Bill) is relevant to the conclusion.
B) No mention of the accusers
C) It is not a certainty that Bill committed the burglary
D) Correct as there might be other reasons as to why Bill had been accused
E) Not relevant as the argument revolves around Billy.
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