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Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically. Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years because water is being used faster than it can be replenished. Since the price of tap water has been low, few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.

The two sections in boldface play which of the following roles in the economist's argument?

(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the main conclusion; the second is the main conclusion.
(B) The first is an observation for which the second provides an explanation; the second is the main conclusion but not the only conclusion.
(C) The first is a premise supporting the argument's main conclusion; so is the second.
(D) The first is the only conclusion; the second provides an explanation for the first.
(E) The first is the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the first.
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Many users are still not bothered to adopt any conservation measure and are using water faster than it can be replenished, as its price is low.

Therefore the price of water should be raised to make them atleast use it economically.

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Question No.: CR599
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Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically. Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years because water is being used faster than it can be replenished. Since the price of tap water has been low, few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.

The two sections in boldface play which of the following roles in the economist's argument?

(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the main conclusion; the second is the main conclusion.
(B) The first is an observation for which the second provides an explanation; the second is the main conclusion but not the only conclusion.
(C) The first is a premise supporting the argument's main conclusion; so is the second.
(D) The first is the only conclusion; the second provides an explanation for the first.
(E) The first is the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the first.


The first bold part is a premise / observation - it is not a conclusion for sure .
So A,D ,E easily eliminated
between B and C
now the second part is not the main conclusion , the main conclusion is "The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically"
So eliminate B ..
C is only choice left.

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Re: Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drast [#permalink]

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Many users are still not bothered to adopt any conservation measure and are using water faster than it can be replenished, as its price is low.

Therefore the price of water should be raised to make them atleast use it economically.

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My bad did not pay attention and considered first sentence as a bold part or was I sleeping, don't know.But for sure if the bold face is "Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years" then it is a premise supporting main conclusion."few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure" is a Premise\Sub-conclusion of the argument supporting the main conclusion.
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Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically. Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years because water is being used faster than it can be replenished. Since the price of tap water has been low, few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.

The two sections in boldface play which of the following roles in the economist's argument?
Main Conclusion - The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically
BF1 - is an observation that supports the main conclusion
BF2- Premise that supports the main conclusion
(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the main conclusion; the second is the main conclusion. - BF 2 is not the main conclusion
(B) The first is an observation for which the second provides an explanation; the second is the main conclusion but not the only conclusion. - BF 2 is not the main conclusion
(C) The first is a premise supporting the argument's main conclusion; so is the second. - Correct
(D) The first is the only conclusion; the second provides an explanation for the first. - BF1 is not the main conclusion
(E) The first is the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the first. -BF1 is not the main conclusion

Answer C
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for bold phrase questions, alway find the conclusion of the argument first ,and then find out the relation of each bold phrase to the conclusion. doing so before going to answer choices for a match.

conclusion is: should raise price
relations is: both are evidence.

with above fact in mind, go to answer choice for match. choice C.
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C for me

conclusion- price of water should be raised drastically.

1st BF not a conclusion- A D E eliminate
2nd BF not a conclusion- c eliminate
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Hi VeritasPrepKarishma
technically speaking BF2 is an intermediate conclusion since statement 1 is main
conclusion of argument. However intermediate conclusion can very well acts as premise
if it supports main conclusion.
Am I correct?
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Hi VeritasPrepKarishma
technically speaking BF2 is an intermediate conclusion since statement 1 is main
conclusion of argument. However intermediate conclusion can very well acts as premise
if it supports main conclusion.
Am I correct?
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Hi adkikani ,

2nd is actually not an intermediate conclusion. The author stated a fact in the 2nd boldface and has used "Since the price of tap water has been low" to strengthen his point.

So, calling 2nd boldface an intermediate conclusion would not be the right point.
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Imo C
Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years
This statement is a premise that is used to us the conclusion that The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically.
The statement itself is not the conclusion of the argument .
few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.
A conclusion is an opinion or judgement which can be debated but facts can not be debated they are actually true.

Similarly this statement is also used to support the conclusion of the argument that the price of the tap water should be raised drastically.
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The conclusion is "The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically."

All options that list out BF1/2 as main conclusion can be easily eliminated.

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C for me

conclusion- price of water should be raised drastically.

1st BF not a conclusion- A D E eliminate
2nd BF not a conclusion- c eliminate



Hey, just buzzed you on another post

Our here if you use "ask why" logic, then statement A becomes conclusion I do struggle with bf so trying to understand it better

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C. They are both premises. The Economist's conclusion is: the price of tap water should be raised.

The rest of the argument shows is evidence to support this.
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Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically. Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years because water is being used faster than it can be replenished. Since the price of tap water has been low, few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.

* SINCE THIS IS A BOLDFACE QUESTION, MOST IMPORTANT THING TO DO IS FIND THE CONCLUSION: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically.
> BF 1 SUPPORTS the Conclusion
> BF 2 SUPPORTS the Conclusion


The two sections in boldface play which of the following roles in the economist's argument?

(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the main conclusion; the second is the main conclusion.
- BF1 IS NOT A CONCLUSION

(B) The first is an observation for which the second provides an explanation; the second is the main conclusion but not the only conclusion.
- BF2 is NOT A CONCLUSION

(C) The first is a premise supporting the argument's main conclusion; so is the second.
- CORRECT AS IS

(D) The first is the only conclusion; the second provides an explanation for the first.
- BF1 IS NOT A CONCLUSION

(E) The first is the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the first.
- BF1 IS NOT A CONCLUSION

See what I did there? See how easy it is to use POE to give yourself good odds to even guess? If you correctly categorize BF1 not even as a Premise but just as NOT A CONCLUSION, you've got a 50/50 chance of guessing between B&C. Sweet, huh?

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Economist: The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically. Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years because water is being used faster than it can be replenished. Since the price of tap water has been low, few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.

The two sections in boldface play which of the following roles in the economist's argument?

(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the main conclusion; the second is the main conclusion.
(B) The first is an observation for which the second provides an explanation; the second is the main conclusion but not the only conclusion.
(C) The first is a premise supporting the argument's main conclusion; so is the second.
(D) The first is the only conclusion; the second provides an explanation for the first.
(E) The first is the main conclusion; the second is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the first.


Main Conclusion - The price of tap water in our region should be raised drastically.

Fact/ Observation - Supplies in local freshwater reservoirs have been declining for years because water is being used faster than it can be replenished.

Reasoning - Since the price of tap water has been low,

Conclusion Supporting Fact & Reasoning - few users have bothered to adopt even easy conservation measure.

The two sections in boldface play which of the following roles in the economist's argument?

(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the main conclusion; the second is the main conclusion.
(B) The first is an observation for which the second provides an explanation; the second is the main conclusion but not the only conclusion.
(C) The first is a premise supporting the argument's main conclusion; so is the second.
(D) The first is the only conclusion[/s]; the second provides an explanation for the first.
(E) The first is the [s]main conclusion; the second is a conclusion for which support is provided, and which in turn supports the first.

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