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Genevieve: Increasing costs have led commercial airlines to cut back

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Genevieve: Increasing costs have led commercial airlines to cut back on airplane maintenance. Also, reductions in public spending have led to air traffic control centers being underfunded and understaffed. For these and other reasons it is becoming quite unsafe to fly, and so one should avoid doing it.

Harold: Your reasoning may be sound, but I can hardly accept your conclusion when you yourself have recently been flying on commercial airlines even more than before.

Which one of the following relies on a questionable technique most similar to that used in Harold’s reply to Genevieve?


(A) David says that the new film is not very good, but he has not seen it himself, so I don’t accept his opinion.

(B) A long time ago Maria showed me a great way to cook lamb, but for medical reasons she no longer eats red meat, so I’ll cook something else for dinner tonight.

(C) Susan has been trying to persuade me to go rock climbing with her, claiming that it’s quite safe, but last week she fell and broke her collarbone, so I don’t believe her.

(D) Pat has shown me research that proves that eating raw green vegetables is very beneficial and that one should eat them daily, but I don’t believe it, since she hardly ever eats raw green vegetables.

(E) Gabriel has all the qualifications we have specified for the job and has much relevant work experience, but I don’t believe we should hire him, because when he worked in a similar position before his performance was mediocre.

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Re: Genevieve: Increasing costs have led commercial airlines to cut back  [#permalink]

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Genevieve: Increasing costs have led commercial airlines to cut back on airplane maintenance. Also, reductions in public spending have led to air traffic control centers being underfunded and understaffed. For these and other reasons it is becoming quite unsafe to fly, and so one should avoid doing it.

Harold: Your reasoning may be sound, but I can hardly accept your conclusion when you yourself have recently been flying on commercial airlines even more than before.

Which one of the following relies on a questionable technique most similar to that used in Harold’s reply to Genevieve?

(A) David says that the new film is not very good, but he has not seen it himself, so I don’t accept his opinion.

(B) A long time ago Maria showed me a great way to cook lamb, but for medical reasons she no longer eats red meat, so I’ll cook something else for dinner tonight.

(C) Susan has been trying to persuade me to go rock climbing with her, claiming that it’s quite safe, but last week she fell and broke her collarbone, so I don’t believe her.

(D) Pat has shown me research that proves that eating raw green vegetables is very beneficial and that one should eat them daily, but I don’t believe it, since she hardly ever eats raw green vegetables.

(E) Gabriel has all the qualifications we have specified for the job and has much relevant work experience, but I don’t believe we should hire him, because when he worked in a similar position before his performance was mediocre.


Harold puts forth his argument by directly challenging the action of the speaker....

Among the given options only (C) and (D) are close contenders, however (D) seems more appealing as it is more directly attacking the speakers action of not eating raw green vegetables, hence IMHO (D)
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D for me, because of the last part of the sentence.
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In D, PAT is recommending a suggestion, but I don't believe in her suggestion because Pat herself doesn't stick to this suggestion.

D is answer here.
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Although I am not 100% sure, here is what I believe. C and D are the only contenders.

(C) Susan has been trying to persuade me to go rock climbing with her, claiming that it’s quite safe, //but last week she fell and broke her collarbone, so I don’t believe her.//

(D) Pat has ((shown me research)) that proves that eating raw green vegetables is very beneficial and that one should eat them daily, but ((I don’t believe *it*)), since ((*she* hardly ever eats raw green vegetables)) - this structure of not believing in it since she hardly eats.... doesn't match.

The actual sequence is like...."I don't believe your conclusion as you yourself".....

I would go with C.

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Between C and D ,
I chose D ,because in C Susan fell and broke her collar bone (She did not intently fall down)
But in D Pat purposefully did not eat raw vegetables.(Similar to problem statement where Genevieve purposefully was still making more travels.)
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IMO, Core Reasoning here is: "Because 'X' is not practising what 'X' is preaching, I don't agree with the preaching."

On this line of reasoning, only Choice D fits : Pat is preaching to "eat vegetables" but practising the same.

Choice C is incorrect: Susan has herself practised what she is preaching i.e. rock climbing.

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Re: Genevieve: Increasing costs have led commercial airlines to cut back  [#permalink]

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Bunuel wrote:
Genevieve: Increasing costs have led commercial airlines to cut back on airplane maintenance. Also, reductions in public spending have led to air traffic control centers being underfunded and understaffed. For these and other reasons it is becoming quite unsafe to fly, and so one should avoid doing it.

Harold: Your reasoning may be sound, but I can hardly accept your conclusion when you yourself have recently been flying on commercial airlines even more than before.

Which one of the following relies on a questionable technique most similar to that used in Harold’s reply to Genevieve?


(A) David says that the new film is not very good, but he has not seen it himself, so I don’t accept his opinion.

(B) A long time ago Maria showed me a great way to cook lamb, but for medical reasons she no longer eats red meat, so I’ll cook something else for dinner tonight.

(C) Susan has been trying to persuade me to go rock climbing with her, claiming that it’s quite safe, but last week she fell and broke her collarbone, so I don’t believe her.

(D) Pat has shown me research that proves that eating raw green vegetables is very beneficial and that one should eat them daily, but I don’t believe it, since she hardly ever eats raw green vegetables.

(E) Gabriel has all the qualifications we have specified for the job and has much relevant work experience, but I don’t believe we should hire him, because when he worked in a similar position before his performance was mediocre.


A, B , and E are easy outs. D looks more clearer than C.
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