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Florist: Some people like to have green carnations on St. Patrick’s Da

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Florist: Some people like to have green carnations on St. Patrick’s Day. But flowers that are naturally green are extremely rare. Thus, it is very difficult for plant breeders to produce green carnations. Before St. Patrick’s Day, then, it is wise for florists to stock up on white carnations, which are fairly inexpensive and quite easy to dye green.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the overall conclusion of the florist’s argument?

(A) It is a good idea for florists to stock up on white carnations before St. Patrick’s Day.
(B) Flowers that are naturally green are very rare.
(C) There are some people who like to have green carnations on St. Patrick’s Day.
(D) White carnations are fairly inexpensive and can easily be dyed green.
(E) It is very difficult to breed green carnations.

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Florist: Some people like to have green carnations on St. Patrick’s Day. But flowers that are naturally green are extremely rare. Thus, it is very difficult for plant breeders to produce green carnations. Before St. Patrick’s Day, then, it is wise for florists to stock up on white carnations, which are fairly inexpensive and quite easy to dye green.

Which one of the following most accurately expresses the overall conclusion of the florist’s argument?

(A) It is a good idea for florists to stock up on white carnations before St. Patrick’s Day.
(B) Flowers that are naturally green are very rare.
(C) There are some people who like to have green carnations on St. Patrick’s Day.
(D) White carnations are fairly inexpensive and can easily be dyed green.
(E) It is very difficult to breed green carnations.

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A is the answer as it basically paraphrases the conclusion.
I was confused as first but then realised that ",which....." is essentially a non-essential modifier and hence, is not required to be paraphrased to get the sense of what the author is trying to say.

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One tool to assist you is applying the "therefore test": "a test that can help you to identify the conclusion of a passage is the 'therefore test'. Simply insert the word “therefore” into the passage directly before the phrase that you think is the conclusion."

Applying this test allows you to immediately eliminate (D).
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This is simply re-stating the conclusion given in argument. There is no change.
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New post 10 Sep 2018, 15:20
my lord ...i don;t think we will encounter this kind of questions on a real gmat test

this is more a RC question ...to get the key point of the speaker
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