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# It is true of both men and women that those who marry as young adults

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17 Jan 2017, 17:05
E. Among people who as young adults neither drink alcohol immoderately nor smoke, those who never marry live as long as those who marry.
the choice presents an example that those who do not have the habbit of smoking or chronic drinking or any harmfull habit live as long as those who were married young and therby as stated by the argument that people quite harmful activities after gatting married at a younger age,therfore they tend to live longer than those who are not married.
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08 May 2017, 06:56
bsv180985 wrote:
barakhaiev wrote:
It is true of both men and women that those who marry as young adults live longer than those who never marry. This dose not show that marriage causes people to live longer, since, as compared with other people of the same age, young adults who are about to get married have fewer of the unhealthy habits that can cause a person to have a shorter life, most notably smoking and immoderate drinking of alcohol.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

A. Marriage tends to cause people to engage less regularly in sports that involve risk of bodily harm.
B. A married person who has an unhealthy habit is more likely to give up that habit than a person with the same habit who is unmarried.
C. A person who smokes is much more likely than a nonsmoker to marry a person who smokes at the time of marriage, and the same is true for people who drink alcohol immoderately.
D. Among people who marry as young adults, most of those who give up an unhealthy habit after marriage do not resume the habit later in life.
E. Among people who as young adults neither drink alcohol immoderately nor smoke, those who never marry live as long as those who marry.

Choose E here.

E affirms that marriage doesn't impact on life expectancy prolongation. Hence, the conclusion that marriage causes people to live longer is strengthen.

Aren't you self-contradicting yourself by saying that E confirms that marriage doesn't affect life expectancy and thus supports the conclusion that marriage causes people to live longer? Am I missing something here? Your sentence seems to say one thing and then completely opposite thing in the next line but somehow the first line is proving the second one!
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27 Aug 2017, 00:16
This dos not show that marriage causes people to live longer.

We have to find the option which shows that marriage is not the reason why person live longer .

Among people who as young adults neither drink alcohol immoderately nor smoke, those who never marry live as long as those who marry
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27 Aug 2017, 10:51
It is true of both men and women that those who marry as young adults live longer than those who never marry. This dos not show that marriage causes people to live longer, since, as compared with other people of the same age, young adults who are about to get married have fewer of the unhealthy habits that can cause a person to have a shorter life, most notably smoking and immoderate drinking of alcohol.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens the argument above?

A. Marriage tends to cause people to engage less regularly in sports that involve risk of bodily harm.
Sports? Irrelevant

B. A married person who has an unhealthy habit is more likely to give up that habit than a person with the same habit who is unmarried.
This is a wekner. It is correlating the marriage to giving up of bad habits.

C. A person who smokes is much more likely than a nonsmoker to marry a person who smokes at the time of marriage, and the same is true for people who drink alcohol immoderately.
Irrelevant

D. Among people who marry as young adults, most of those who give up an unhealthy habit after marriage do not resume the habit later in life.
So they are getting rid of the bad habits after the marrige, but the premise is talking about the people with unhealthy habits before the marrige.

E. Among people who as young adults neither drink alcohol immoderately nor smoke, those who never marry live as long as those who marry.
Correct. Unhealthy habits before marriage = No healthy habits + No marriage (correct comparison)
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24 Oct 2017, 14:58
Strenghten: The reason people who get marry lives longer is not because they got married but because they have healthier habits

A) Marriage tends to cause people to engage less regularly in sports that involve risk of bodily harm. The argument is not talking about body harm. It is talking about habits.
B) A married person who has an unhealthy habit is more likely to give up that habit than a person with the same habit who is unmarried. This answer weakens the arguments because says that married people give up their unhealthy habits.[/b]
C) A person who smokes is much more likely than a nonsmoker to marry a person who smokes at the time of marriage, and the same is true for people who drink alcohol immoderately. The argument is not talking about who is going to marry who.
D) Among people who marry as young adults, most of those who give up an unhealthy habit after marriage do not resume the habit later in life. This answer weakens the argument like B because this argument says that people will give up an unhealthy habit after marriage and don’t go back to it.
E) Among people who as young adults neither drink alcohol immoderately nor smoke, those who never marry live as long as those who marry.
This strengthens the argument because it stablishes that people who don’t have bad habits live longer, no matter if they are married or not.
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24 Oct 2017, 15:43
A, B, C are certainly wrong.
D is an assumption that is unlikely to have something to do with the argument.
=> E is the answer b/c E supports the conclusion that bad habbit, not marriage, is the cause for longer living.
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06 Mar 2018, 22:05
Conclusion: This does not show that marriage causes people to live longer.

E - Clearly states that the fact that a person is married does not indicate that he will live longer, but rather the difference in habits possessed between married and unmarried couples. E reinforces the conclusion above.
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18 Mar 2018, 12:41
The argument says that marriage is not a factor in long lives. Only E gives the alternative explanation. E is right.Great question
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