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# Editorial in Golbindian Newspaper: For almost three months,

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Editorial in Golbindian Newspaper: For almost three months, opposition parties have been mounting daily street demonstrations in the capital in an effort to pressure the ruling party into calling an election. Though the demonstrations were well attended at first, attendance has declined steadily in recent weeks.
However, the decline in attendance does not indicate that popular support for the oppositionâ€™s demands is dropping, since
A. the oppositionâ€™s demands have not changed during the period when the
street demonstrations have been mounted.
B. No foreign governments have expressed any support for the oppositionâ€™s demands.
C. The state-controlled media have ceased any mention of the demonstrations, leaving many citizens outside the capital with no way of knowing that demonstrations continue.
D. There have not recently been any antigovernment demonstrations in cities other than the capital.
E. A recent sharp decrease in unemployment has led to increased popular
support for the government.
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please can an expert explain this

I was thinking E

it looks for a reason to show that the attendance decline does not mean decline in support

if a decrease in unemployment implies people have started getting jobs so they are busy working and cannot attend does not mean that people now dont show intrest

so it should be E

can anyone explain a general streagtegy for solving these problems

It helps to first classify the question type. I'd call this an "explain the discrepancy".

The quick summary is that the size of the demonstrations has been decreasing, but we're trying to explain why this might not mean a drop in public support for the opposition.

Be careful not to mix the two groups – there are the demonstrators themselves and then there is the public (meaning everyone in the country). If (E) is true, then yes, you are correct, some demonstrators might now have jobs and that could explain whey there are fewer demonstrators on the street. But notice what (E) says about the public: the decrease in unemployment "has led to increased popular support for the government."

We wanted to argue that support for the demonstrators had not declined, but if more people support the government then surely it has!

The decline in unemployment alone may help resolve the discrepancy, but if it's accompanied by an increase in support for the government that actually makes the discrepancy worse.

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Hi experts,

Kindly request for help.I have question about option C.

How can this restriction reduce the number of people demonstrating against the government? It could help explain why the number doesn't rise but not why it decreases since people who have once joined are already known about the demonstration. IMHO,why some of those people are no longer at the demonstration can't be explained by this restriction.

What did I miss from the argument?
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Due to State-controlled media's restriction ,People outside the capital are not well informed(or at-least discouraged )anymore about the demonstration's existence in the capital.May be ,more people could come to the daily street demonstration in the capital if the media didn't restrict .

Above information actually strengthen the idea that the demonstration is still popular even though participant people is decreasing.

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31 Jan 2007, 09:52
It should be C

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31 Jan 2007, 13:22
C. Media stopped covering the demonstrations, so those who support the oppostion that live outside the capital think they are no longer going on. Less people to come and demonstrate.

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31 Jan 2007, 23:20
C!
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01 Feb 2007, 03:21
Thank you. OA is C.

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11 Jun 2010, 00:47
How OA can C?

We need to show that though the attendance is declining, the support is not, whereas C is just weaking this:

C. The state-controlled media have ceased any mention of the demonstrations, leaving many citizens outside the capital with no way of knowing that demonstrations continue.

I am more inclined to D. Can someone explain why C?
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15 Jun 2010, 18:56
state controlled media is not telling about demonstrations and that is why attendance is going but support still exists.

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31 Aug 2012, 14:31
please can an expert explain this

I was thinking E

it looks for a reason to show that the attendance decline does not mean decline in support

if a decrease in unemployment implies people have started getting jobs so they are busy working and cannot attend does not mean that people now dont show intrest

so it should be E

can anyone explain a general streagtegy for solving these problems

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01 Sep 2012, 11:18
+1 C

People don't attend the demostrations because they cannot know that there are demonstrations.
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Editorial in Golbindian Newspaper: For almost three months, opposition parties have been mounting daily street demonstrations in the capital in an effort to pressure the ruling party into calling an election. Though the demonstrations were well attended at first, attendance has declined steadily in recent weeks.
However, the decline in attendance does not indicate that popular support for the oppositionâ€™s demands is dropping, since
A. the oppositionâ€™s demands have not changed during the period when the
street demonstrations have been mounted.
B. No foreign governments have expressed any support for the oppositionâ€™s demands.
C. The state-controlled media have ceased any mention of the demonstrations, leaving many citizens outside the capital with no way of knowing that demonstrations continue.
D. There have not recently been any antigovernment demonstrations in cities other than the capital.
E. A recent sharp decrease in unemployment has led to increased popular
support for the government.

Answer Choice A is wrong because it actually demonstrated/restated a part of the premise of the argument.

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Hi experts,

Kindly request for help.I have question about option C.

How can this restriction reduce the number of people demonstrating against the government? It could help explain why the number doesn't rise but not why it decreases since people who have once joined are already known about the demonstration. IMHO,why some of those people are no longer at the demonstration can't be explained by this restriction.

What did I miss from the argument?
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The OA is correct and explanations provided in the thread appear sufficient. If there are any specific questions, please click again on the "Request Expert Reply" button and post your queries – closing this request

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E is out of scope since it talks about unemployment.
A is wrong because it talks about period when demonstration is mounting
B is out of scope because it talks about foreign governments.
D weakens the argument because it says demonstrations only occur at the capital, and now there is decline in attendances.

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