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“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.

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I think the best inference can be drawn from C (was confused between C and B)
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Bunuel wrote:
“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.



IMO C

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.

Originally posted by rohit8865 on 24 Jun 2018, 10:06.
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“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.
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I am going with C, because it provides room for the specific situation.
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New post 24 Jun 2018, 12:09
Bunuel wrote:
“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.



Since the statement comes in inverted commas, this is what the speaker said and that means he/she believes in it.
Inference that can be drawn would be option C

A. The speaker is very professional.( professional is used to describe an occasion )
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual. ( conscious -- no info which supports this )
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion. ( Best inference that can be drawn )
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends. ( out of scope // meeting friends)
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions ( stimulus does not talk about disliking )


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Bunuel wrote:
“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.



how D is the answer??
can anyone throw some light on ths??
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Bunuel wrote:
“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.


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Clearly the speaker is talking about different situations. He is trying to say when being punctual is really important. And in doing so he is emphasizing on the fact that professional matters cannot be taken lightly and demand punctuality. We cannot conclude about the speaker's personal reactions from the above statement. What we can say is that the speaker has not given much importance to being unpunctual when one has to meet friends, since this is not talked about. Hence D is the best answer option.
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Bunuel wrote:
“It totally depends on the situation – if it's a professional occasion or if you're meeting someone for the first time, then being late is totally unacceptable.”

What is the best suited inference one can draw from the above sentence?

A. The speaker is very professional.
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual.
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion.
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends.
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions.



Since the statement comes in inverted commas, this is what the speaker said and that means he/she believes in it.
Inference that can be drawn would be option C

A. The speaker is very professional.( professional is used to describe an occasion )
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual. ( conscious -- no info which supports this )
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion. ( Best inference that can be drawn )
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends. ( out of scope // meeting friends)
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions ( stimulus does not talk about disliking )


Hope this helps .

Thanks :-)


A. The speaker is very professional. (the situation in the case in professional, and not the author)
B. The speaker is conscious about being punctual. (conscious -- no info which supports this)
C. The speaker is punctual according to the occasion. (Option only states that being late for a professional meeting is unacceptable, the option does not mention anything about the author being punctual or not)
D. The speaker does not give much importance to being punctual when meeting friends. (best answer option because as per the statement being late for a professional meeting is unacceptable. It does not talk about other meetings. If we consider other meetings, since the statement does not mention anything about it, we can consider both options, ie. acceptable and not acceptable. Therefore, we can understand that the author does not give much importance (indifferent) about such situations.)[/color]
E. The speaker dislikes those who are late for professional occasions. (option does not talk about the author's likes or dislikes, whereas about something that is unacceptable)
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Can someone provide a better rationale for answer D than the OA?

I am not really convinced yet to be honest.
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