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# Editorial: An arrest made by a Midville police officer is pr

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29 Dec 2014, 07:09

Both bold portion are not the conclusion ,Therefore we can eliminate choices A,B,D,E

After elimination only option C remains.
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30 Dec 2014, 21:45
Just FYI. There r two conclusion in the arg.
Editorial: An arrest made by a Midville police officer is provisional until the officer has taken the suspect to the
police station and the watch commander has officially approved the arrest. Such approval is denied if the
commander judges that the evidence onwhich the provisional arrest is based is insufficient. A government
efficiency expert has observed that almost all provisional arrests meet the standards for adequacy of
evidence that the watch commanders enforce
. The expert has therefore recommended that, because the
officers' time spent obtaining approval is largely wasted,
[Expert's cnclusion]the watch commander's approval no longer be
required.

[Editor's conclusion]This recommendation should be rejected as dangerous, however,
[why?]since there is no assurance that the
watch commanders' standards will continue to be observed once approval is no longer required.
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12 Apr 2016, 21:45
bold face question require us to realize the role of 2 phrases. this require a good reading of non native. non native who have not read well in english course meet difficulty doing this question type.

normally there are two conclusion in bold face question. main conclution and a conclustion authou counter. our first job is to realize 2 conclusions. after this job, we can go to answer choice easlily.
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01 Jun 2016, 18:37
Editorial: An arrest made by a Midville police officer is provisional until the officer has taken the suspect to the police station and the watch commander has officially approved the arrest. Such approval is denied if the commander judges that the evidence on which the provisional arrest is based is insufficient. A government efficiency expert has observed that almost all provisional arrests meet the standards for adequacy of evidence that the watch commanders enforce. The expert has therefore recommended that, because the officers’ time spent obtaining approval is largely wasted, the watch commander’s approval no longer be required. This recommendation should be rejected as dangerous, however, since there is no assurance that the watch commanders’ standards will continue to be observed once approval is no longer required.

In the editorial, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first is a claim, the accuracy of which is disputed by the editorial; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the editorial. - the first boldfaced part is a premise, not a claim, and it is not disputed. INCORRECT
(B) The first is an observation that the editorial disputes; the second is a conclusion that was drawn from that observation. - the first boldfaced part is a premise (or observation) BUT it is not disputed. INCORRECT
(C) The first is a finding that was used in support of a proposal that the editorial opposes; the second is a judgment that was based on that finding and in turn was used to support the proposal. - possible contender but confusing wording. HOLD FOR NOW
(D) The first is a finding introduced to support the main conclusion of the editorial; the second is that main conclusion. - the first does not support the main conclusion, the first merely is a premise saying the system is working. the second is also not the main conclusion. INCORRECT
(E) The first is a conclusion, the evidence for which the editorial evaluates; the second is part of the evidence cited in favor of that conclusion.[/quote] - the first is not a conclusion. INCORRECT

To correctly answer the question, we have to look for answers that comment on BOTH boldface statements correctly. The main conclusion is that they should not get rid of the watch commander's approval. Although C is a confusing answer, its the only one that isn't wrong. Got this one right by POE
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22 Dec 2016, 13:31
The finding is not being disputed; the action based on the finding is being disputed. This is why B is incorrect and C is correct.
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16 Oct 2017, 02:15
For me the answer is B. Is the OA c? Can some expert explain this please
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