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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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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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IMO A stands out of other given options:
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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. Correct. The first provides support for the main conclusion. The second sentence is the main conclusion

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 second is not the intermediate conclusion rather the main concllusion

C. The first sites a practice that the journalist seeks to defend; the second sites a likely consequence of this practice.The author is not defending the first statement, rather it is a fact.

D. The first states evidence bearing against the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion.The first provides support to the main conclusion

E. Each provides evidence in support of an intermediate conclusion that supports a further conclusion stated in the argument.The second statement is the main conclusion.
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The second statement is the main conclusion. The dude will run for office, so A

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Second sentence definitely is a conclusion. One can identify it with a premise attached next to it "since ....".
To look at first bold faced .
the first does not perform action of either of three it does not state "The first sites a practice that the journalist seeks to defend".. option C
Is it not "The first states evidence bearing against the main conclusion of the argument"

Also it does not provide evidence in support of an intermediate conclusion that supports a further conclusion stated in the argument."
Hence only first part of options A and B matches out of which only A approves of both correct identification.
Hence A
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