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It is widely believed that the most environmentally sensible thing to do is to buy food from local farmers whenever it is available. But the distance that food travels turns out to be only a small part of its environmental impact. Certain foods can be produced with far less impact in some places rather than others. So, sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food.

BOLDFACE plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

A. It is a principle upon which the reasoning in the argument is based.

B. It is a general principle that is used to support a particular activity that falls under it.

C. It is a general principle that is used to reject a particular activity that is not compatible with it.

D. It is a view that is rejected by the argument.

E. It is the conclusion of the argument.

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It is widely believed that the most environmentally sensible thing to do is to buy food from local farmers whenever it is available. But the distance that food travels turns out to be only a small part of its environmental impact. Certain foods can be produced with far less impact in some places rather than others. So, sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food.

BOLDFACE plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

A) It is a principle upon which the reasoning in the argument is based.

B) It is a general principle that is used to support a particular activity that falls under it.

C) It is a general principle that is used to reject a particular activity that is not compatible with it.

D) It is a view that is rejected by the argument.

E) It is the conclusion of the argument.

The bold statement is a belief that is rejected by the conclusion. The conclusion is 'sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food'.
Going through the answer choices, only D fits.
Answer D.
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The BF is clearly the belief that the author tries to oppose. Hence, D.
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AshutoshB wrote:
It is widely believed that the most environmentally sensible thing to do is to buy food from local farmers whenever it is available. But the distance that food travels turns out to be only a small part of its environmental impact. Certain foods can be produced with far less impact in some places rather than others. So, sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food.

BOLDFACE plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

It is a principle upon which the reasoning in the argument is based.

It is a general principle that is used to support a particular activity that falls under it.

It is a general principle that is used to reject a particular activity that is not compatible with it.

It is a view that is rejected by the argument.

It is the conclusion of the argument.


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Pay attention to the changing tone of the author.

After Bf, sentence starts with BUT - - - > something going against what is written before.

D fits the bill

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AshutoshB wrote:
It is widely believed that the most environmentally sensible thing to do is to buy food from local farmers whenever it is available. But the distance that food travels turns out to be only a small part of its environmental impact. Certain foods can be produced with far less impact in some places rather than others. So, sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food.

BOLDFACE plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

It is a principle upon which the reasoning in the argument is based.

It is a general principle that is used to support a particular activity that falls under it.

It is a general principle that is used to reject a particular activity that is not compatible with it.

It is a view that is rejected by the argument.

It is the conclusion of the argument.


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The conclusion of the author is the last line of the argument -
So, sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food.
Now when we re-read the bold face, it mentions that it is advisable to buy food from local farmers whenever available and this is completely opposite of the above quoted sentence.

Hence, the view is rejected by the author as we can clearly see in the conclusion.
Option D is the clear answer.

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[quote="souvonik2k"]It is widely believed that the most environmentally sensible thing to do is to buy food from local farmers whenever it is available. But the distance that food travels turns out to be only a small part of its environmental impact. Certain foods can be produced with far less impact in some places rather than others. So, sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food.

BOLDFACE plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

A) It is a principle upon which the reasoning in the argument is based.

B) It is a general principle that is used to support a particular activity that falls under it.

C) It is a general principle that is used to reject a particular activity that is not compatible with it.

D) It is a view that is rejected by the argument.

E) It is the conclusion of the argument.

The bold statement is a belief that is rejected by the conclusion. The conclusion is 'sometimes it is environmentally preferable to buy food that is not produced locally, rather than buy locally produced food'.
Going through the answer choices, only D fits.
Answer D.[/quote

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New post 04 Apr 2019, 06:17
I got A and I understand why it is D however I don't believe that the conclusion 'fully' rejects the argument because of the word 'sometimes'.

"sometimes it is environmentally preferable...."
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