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If people refrained from being impolite to one another the condition [#permalink]
The conclusion should be implicit in this "the society can be better off if people are refrained from being impolite but without the enforcement of any governmental laws to do so."

The second sentence is mere premise used to support an implicit conclusion.

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Re: If people refrained from being impolite to one another the condition [#permalink]
chetan2u wrote:
gmatexam439 wrote:
If people refrained from being impolite to one another the condition of society would be greatly improved. But society would not be better off if the government enacted laws requiring people to be polite to each other. Enforcing such laws would create even more problems than does impoliteness.

Which one of the following most accurately describes the role played in the argument by the claim that society would not be better off if the government enacted laws requiring people to be polite to each other?

(A) It is the conclusion drawn by the argument as a whole.
(B) It is cited as evidence for the generalization that is the argument's overall conclusion.
(C) It is cited as evidence for the assertion used to support the argument's overall conclusion.
(D) It is cited as an illustration of a generalization that serves as the main premise of the argument.
(E) It describes a phenomenon that the conclusion of the argument purports to explain.


Hi..

A person can get confused among the following two for conclusion..
1) But society would not be better off if the government enacted laws requiring people to be polite to each other.
2) Enforcing such laws would create even more problems than does impoliteness.

but
point 2 is a PREMISE which supports the conclusion 1..

ONLY A talks of it as Conclusion
A

But isn’t it the other way around?
We can write premise and conclusion as,
Because/ since PREMISE , Therefore CONCLUSION. In this case -

Since/ because - Enforcing such laws would create even more problems than does impoliteness.
Therefore, society would not be better off if the government enacted laws requiring people to be polite to each other.

Since/ because - society would not be better off if the government enacted laws requiring people to be polite to each other.
Therefore ,Enforcing such laws would create even more problems than does impoliteness.

Doesn’t second one make more sense as its first defining what law we are talking about to conclude that such law would create even more problems.?

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