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Journalist: Every election year at this time the state

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Journalist: Every election year at this time the state [#permalink]

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Journalist: Every election year at this time the state government releases the financial disclosures that potential candidates must make in order to be eligible to run for office. Among those making the required financial disclosure this year is prominent local businessman, Arnold Bergeron. There has often been talk in the past of Mr. Bergeron's running for governor, not least from Mr. Bergeron himself. This year it is likely he finally will, since those who have discounted the possibility of a Bergeron candidacy have always pointed to the necessity of making financial disclosure as the main obstacle to such a candidacy.

In the journalist's argument the boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

a) The first provides information without which the argument lacks force; the second states the main conclusion of the argument.

b) The first provides information without which the argument lacks force; the second states an intermediate conclusion that is used to support a further conclusion.

c) The first sites a practice that the journalist seeks to defend; the second sites a likely consequence of this practice.

d) The first states evidence bearing against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion.

e) Each provides evidence in support of an intermediate conclusion that supports a further conclusion stated in the argument.


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B: Where is the second conclusion?
C: Why should he win just because the list is published every year? (He might win because he's one list, but that is not boldfaced)
D: How does A contradict B?
E: Where is the final conclusion?
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Re: Boldface CR: Journalist's Argument [#permalink]

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I will go with A. Posted E by mistake...
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Re: Journalist: Every election year at this time the state [#permalink]

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Clear A.
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New post 29 May 2012, 06:29
"This year it is likely he finally will" - this is the main conclusion of the argument. Only two choices point out that the second statement is the main conclusion and the incorrect one (D) states that the first statement goes against the main conclusion, which is not true. Hence, A.
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Re: Journalist: Every election year at this time the state [#permalink]

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Journalist: Every election year at this time the state government releases the financial disclosures that potential candidates must make in order to be eligible to run for office. Among those making the required financial disclosure this year is prominent local businessman, Arnold Bergeron. There has often been talk in the past of Mr. Bergeron's running for governor, not least from Mr. Bergeron himself. This year it is likely he finally will, since those who have discounted the possibility of a Bergeron candidacy have always pointed to the necessity of making financial disclosure as the main obstacle to such a candidacy.

In the journalist's argument the boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

a) The first provides information without which the argument lacks force; the second states the main conclusion of the argument.

b) The first provides information without which the argument lacks force; the second states an intermediate conclusion that is used to support a further conclusion. => the 2nd is the main conclusion of the argument. So, eliminate this choice

c) The first sites a practice that the journalist seeks to defend; the second sites a likely consequence of this practice.=> the 2nd is the main conclusion of the argument, not the consequence of the practice.

d) The first states evidence bearing against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion. => the 1st is not the evidence bearing against the 2nd

e) Each provides evidence in support of an intermediate conclusion that supports a further conclusion stated in the argument. => the 2nd is the main conclusion of the argument=> out
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By POE, we are easy to get the choice A become the final answer.
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Re: Journalist: Every election year at this time the state [#permalink]

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New post 30 Sep 2015, 20:16
Since the argument gives a hint of aversion to make financial disclosure by Mr. Bergeron until now. Since he is making final disclosure.

Consider previous example I will not save money for retirement since my children will take care of me. This argument lacks force if children are not making enough money to take care of me when I will retire.

Similarly since running for an election requires the financial disclosure so without considering this fact the argument fails to explain as to why Mr. Bergeron is making the financial disclosure.

Second sentence is clear cut conclusion.

Hence A is the answer
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