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

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Question No.: 48
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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.

(B) The first is an observation that the editorial disputes; the second is a conclusion that was drawn from that observation.

(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.

(D) The first is a finding introduced to support the main conclusion of the editorial; the second is that main conclusion.

(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.

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19 Apr 2008, 04:34
B here. Looks pretty straightforward.
prasannar wrote:
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 found that
almost all provisional arrests meet standards for adequacy of evidence that watch
commanders enforce. The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s
approval should no longer be required
since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted. 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 recommendation made by the editorial; the second acknowledges a
potential objection against that recommendation.
B. The first is a proposal against which the editorial is directed; the second is a
judgment reached by the editorial concerning that proposal.

C. The first provides evidence in support of a recommendation that the editorial
supports; the second is the conclusion reached by the editorial.
D. The first is a position that the editorial challenges; the second is a judgment that
was made in support of that challenged position.
E. The first is a recommendation that the editorial questions; the second provides
evidence against that recommendation.
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19 Apr 2008, 05:52
B for me as well. There are a few other choices that are close, but the second boldface is really just stating the position of the argument, and not providing any evidence, etc.
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21 Apr 2008, 11:07
I guess A is the best answer.
Reason first boldface is actually recommendation that editorial made and second boldface is potential objection against that. Anyways Whats the OA?
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21 Apr 2008, 11:14
B for me as well.

The first is a proposal by somebody else, the second is editorials opinion that this proposal must be rejected.
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21 Apr 2008, 13:23
The first is a recommendation/suggestion/propsal by the expert, the second is the position/stand of the editorial.

and this proposal is something the editorial is against. Only B conveys that.
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23 Apr 2008, 15:40
I tend to agree with A as well ,

"This recommendation should be rejected as dangerous" -usage of 'should' sound more like an objection than a judgement ----

What is OA?
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23 Apr 2008, 16:45
I would go for 'B'.

As the recommendations are made by experts not by the editorial, so A is not correct.
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23 Apr 2008, 18:25
prasannar wrote:
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 found that
almost all provisional arrests meet standards for adequacy of evidence that watch
commanders enforce. The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s
approval should no longer be required
since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted. 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 recommendation made by the editorial; the second acknowledges a
potential objection against that recommendation.

The first boldface is made by the goverment expert, not by editorial

B. The first is a proposal against which the editorial is directed; the second is a
judgment reached by the editorial concerning that proposal.

C. The first provides evidence in support of a recommendation that the editorial
supports; the second is the conclusion reached by the editorial.

The first by itselt is a recomendation made by editorial, not evidence

D. The first is a position that the editorial challenges; the second is a judgment that
was made in support of that challenged position.

The second is itselt a challenge, not something used to support the challenge
E. The first is a recommendation that the editorial questions; the second provides
evidence against that recommendation.

The second itselt is aganst the recommendation, not an evidence to challenge the recomendation

B
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26 Sep 2008, 13:19
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 found that
almost all provisional arrests meet standards for adequacy of evidence that watch
commanders enforce. The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s
approval should no longer be required
since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted. 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 recommendation made by the editorial; the second acknowledges a
potential objection against that recommendation.
B. The first is a proposal against which the editorial is directed; the second is a
judgment reached by the editorial concerning that proposal.
C. The first provides evidence in support of a recommendation that the editorial
supports; the second is the conclusion reached by the editorial.
D. The first is a position that the editorial challenges; the second is a judgment that
was made in support of that challenged position.
E. The first is a recommendation that the editorial questions; the second provides
evidence against that recommendation.
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26 Sep 2008, 14:33
Nihit wrote:
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 found that
almost all provisional arrests meet standards for adequacy of evidence that watch
commanders enforce. The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s
approval should no longer be required
since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted. 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 recommendation made by the editorial; the second acknowledges a
potential objection against that recommendation.
B. The first is a proposal against which the editorial is directed; the second is a
judgment reached by the editorial concerning that proposal.
C. The first provides evidence in support of a recommendation that the editorial
supports; the second is the conclusion reached by the editorial.
D. The first is a position that the editorial challenges; the second is a judgment that
was made in support of that challenged position.
E. The first is a recommendation that the editorial questions; the second provides
evidence against that recommendation.

IMO B

Evidence follows words like since, because. Experts recommends means it is a proposal, but not by the editorial but by the experts.

Further 1st underlined portion precedes the word since, & evidence usually suceedes the word 'since', so all the options that call 1st underlined portion as evidence must be rejected. Also editorial rejects this proposal. So eliminate options that call it to be supported by editorial.

Finally the 2nd line also precedes since, so it must not be evidence. Also it is supported by editorial. So the best option is B.
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26 Sep 2008, 19:53
Nihit wrote:
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 found that
almost all provisional arrests meet standards for adequacy of evidence that watch
commanders enforce. The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s
approval should no longer be required
since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted. 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 recommendation made by the editorial; the second acknowledges a
potential objection against that recommendation.
B. The first is a proposal against which the editorial is directed; the second is a
judgment reached by the editorial concerning that proposal.
C. The first provides evidence in support of a recommendation that the editorial
supports; the second is the conclusion reached by the editorial.
D. The first is a position that the editorial challenges; the second is a judgment that
was made in support of that challenged position.
E. The first is a recommendation that the editorial questions; the second provides
evidence against that recommendation.

E) The second is not an evidence
D) The second is not a judgment in support of the challenged position. It is against it.
C)First is not the evidence.
A) first is not recommendation of the editorial.

This leaves us with B
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26 Sep 2008, 21:24
Nihit wrote:
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 found that
almost all provisional arrests meet standards for adequacy of evidence that watch
commanders enforce. The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s
approval should no longer be required
since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted. 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 recommendation made by the editorial; the second acknowledges a potential objection against that recommendation.-> first is the reco against which editorial argues..ELIMINATE
B. The first is a proposal against which the editorial is directed; the second is a judgment reached by the editorial concerning that proposal. -> this is PERFECT HOLD THIS IMO
C. The first provides evidence in support of a recommendation that the editorial supports; the second is the conclusion reached by the editorial.-> first is not in support of the argument,ELIMINATE

D. The first is a position that the editorial challenges; the second is a judgment that was made in support of that challenged position. ->
second is not a judgement in support of the positiion,itys against that challenged position.ELIMINATE
E. The first is a recommendation that the editorial questions; the second provides evidence against that recommendation. -> second is not an evidence ,its the concl or final word of this editorial.ELIMINATE

reco of expert : The expert therefore recommends that the watch commander’s approval should no longer be required since the officers’ time spent obtaining approval
is largely wasted.

Edi premise :however, since there is no assurance that the watch commanders’ standards will continue to be observed once approval is no longer required.

Editorial's concl : This recommendation should be rejected as dangerous

Clearly B
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26 Sep 2008, 21:46
IMO B. coz ... second BF is conclusion.
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24 Jul 2009, 05:54
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 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.
B. The first is an observation that the editorial disputes; the second is a conclusion
that was drawn from that observation.
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.
D. The first is a finding introduced to support the main conclusion of the editorial;
the second is that main conclusion.
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.
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24 Jul 2009, 07:20
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. Editorial did not dispute the accuracy
B. The first is an observation that the editorial disputes; the second is a conclusion
that was drawn from that observation. Editorial did not dispute the accuracy
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. There's no proposal at that point
D. The first is a finding introduced to support the main conclusion of the editorial;
the second is that main conclusion. Yes.
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. Its the reverse of D

So D
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24 Jul 2009, 07:27
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ankur55 wrote:
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 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.
B. The first is an observation that the editorial disputes; the second is a conclusion
that was drawn from that observation.
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.
D. The first is a finding introduced to support the main conclusion of the editorial;
the second is that main conclusion.
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.

C for sure
If you dissect the whole paragraph into logical parts, you have the first bold face as evidence/fact based on which a proposal is made, and the author's main intention is to oppose this proposal. So main conclusion is refuting the proposal
The second part is a judgement or a reasoning given which supports the proposal made.
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24 Jul 2009, 07:46
rashminet84 wrote:
ankur55 wrote:
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 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.
B. The first is an observation that the editorial disputes; the second is a conclusion
that was drawn from that observation.
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.
D. The first is a finding introduced to support the main conclusion of the editorial;
the second is that main conclusion.
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.

C for sure
If you dissect the whole paragraph into logical parts, you have the first bold face as evidence/fact based on which a proposal is made, and the author's main intention is to oppose this proposal. So main conclusion is refuting the proposal
The second part is a judgement or a reasoning given which supports the proposal made.

Ya OA is C.
Thanks for very nice explanation.
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24 Jul 2009, 08:14
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28 Jul 2011, 22:33
Well, m stuck between B and D..... Why B cannot be the answer?
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