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In stating the argument that the President does not care

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In stating the argument that the President does not care about the plight of the poor, [u]a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about them[/u].

A. a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about them

B. a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about the poor.

C. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about them

D. a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about it.

E. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about it.
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New post 07 May 2005, 11:51
anirban16 wrote:
In stating the argument that the President does not care about the plight of the poor, a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about them.

A. a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about them

B. a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about the poor.

C. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about them

D. a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about it.

E. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about it.


B.....them in the original sentence may also direct at Dems.....
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anirban16 wrote:
In stating the argument that the President does not care about the plight of the poor, a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about them.

C. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about them

E. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about it.



I think this is (E), but it's tricky, one could argue (C)

First, it's an imply vs. infer issue. If you are doing the talking, you are implying. If you are listening, then you are inferring.
So the Democrat is implying, ruling out A, B, and D

At issue is an opinion about the PLIGHT of the poor and plight is a thing, an "it" not a "them". Republicans were never concerned about the PLIGHT. That, along with the previous opinion that them can be ambigous anyway, makes me say (E)
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anirban16 wrote:
In stating the argument that the President does not care about the plight of the poor, a prominent Democrat inferred that Republicans have never been concerned about them.

C. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about them

E. a prominent Democrat implied that Republicans have never been concerned about it.



I think this is (E), but it's tricky, one could argue (C)

First, it's an imply vs. infer issue. If you are doing the talking, you are implying. If you are listening, then you are inferring.
So the Democrat is implying, ruling out A, B, and D

At issue is an opinion about the PLIGHT of the poor and plight is a thing, an "it" not a "them". Republicans were never concerned about the PLIGHT. That, along with the previous opinion that them can be ambigous anyway, makes me say (E)



That was a brilliant way to explain SuperCat...Thanks
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New post 07 May 2005, 18:13
Also E.

definetly imply is preferred over inferred, so A, B, and D are out. it in E is approperiate, not them in C.
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New post 07 May 2005, 19:22
C or E. The plight of the poor is probably best restated as it, so my money is on E.
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Since "the prominent democrat" is being modified in all of the choices - the democrat made the statement. This means that the democrat could only imply and not infer from his own statement. (Eliminate A, B & D)

Between C & E, since we are talking about Plight of the poor (singular) "it" is correct.

My Choice: E

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OA is E [#permalink]

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New post 08 May 2005, 18:33
OA is E.

Good explanations!!!
OA is E   [#permalink] 08 May 2005, 18:33
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