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If Sarah were a concert pianist for a major orchestra, she

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If Sarah were a concert pianist for a major orchestra, she would be famous. She is not a concert pianist since she is not famous.

The conclusion above is unsound because the author does not consider that

(A) Sarah could be a famous actress.
(B) Sarah could be a harpist for a major orchestra.
(C) Sarah could be a pianist with a rock group.
(D) Sarah could be a concert pianist with a minor orchestra.
(E) Sarah could be famous for another reason.
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D.

concert pianist for a major orchestra -> famous

~ (famous) -> ~ (concert pianist)

~ : NOT

second premise is flawed. If she is not famous, it means she is not concert pianist for a major orchestra
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Why not E?
She can be famous for any other reason?
Can you pl. explain the other options. :wink:

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New post 16 Nov 2005, 20:01
agree with Duttsit, D is correct.
E can't be correct coz the conclusion already states that she's not famous ( famous in general, not only for a certain reason)

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New post 16 Nov 2005, 20:05
D like my two friends...

D says she could be a pionist...(some how I dont like saying this...LOL) but she plays in the minor league...

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New post 16 Nov 2005, 20:36
Just because she is not famous doesn`t necessarily mean that she is not a pianist.

Clearly D.

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