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Journalist: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product. A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.

Before we looking into the answer choices lets understand the passage first. This passage does not have a conclusion. The first line of the passage is the opinion/claim/fact presented by the journalist and what follows is evidence to prove that his/her opinion is correct.

In the journalist’s argument, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion.
Wrong, the first is not the main conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
Again wrong for the same reasons as A.
C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish.
This is not correct. The second BF is trying to support the first.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim.
Yes, this correct. The journalist is trying the establish that Experts gave credit only to X but then he found out Y & Z were also there. Bold Statement 2 provides evidence of other factors for which the expert should have given credit.
E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.
This choice is tricky. But it is incorrect. BF1 can be an opinion but the journalist doesn't seek to evaluate. BF2 does not oppose that opinion, in fact, it supports the opinion by presenting evidence of other factors for which experts should have given credit.


Choice D is correct.
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Main point/conclusion:
Government policies are NOT the only contributing factor for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product.

First portion:
Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product.

Second portion:
positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments


A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion.
the first is not the main conclusion; the second only states a fact and does not oppose the first.

B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
the first is not the main conclusion; the second only states a fact and does not support the first.

C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish.
the second does support the main point/conclusion, but not the first.

D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim.
the first is not a claim, or main point, that the argument seeks to establish; the second does not provide evidence that supports the first.

E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.
Correct answer.

Originally posted by chondro48 on 03 Jul 2019, 00:37.
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Fact: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product.
This is what the author intends to evaluate.

A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.
This part is the result of his analysis. It opposes the previously stated fact and provides explanation/evidence for the opposition.

In the journalist’s argument, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.

Correct.
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IMO:E

Journalist: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product. A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.

In the journalist’s argument, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion.
The author oppsoses a generally belived opinion by providing alternate reason for the effect. and so the first boldface is not eh main conclusion
B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
The first boldface and the second bold face both provide a reason for the rise in the GDP but both choices claim to be the sole cause of the effect and do not support each other.
C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish.
Both the boldfaces provide alternate cause for the effect for the rise and the second choice opposes the first opinion.The main point of the argument itself is to oppose a commonly believed opinion.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim.
The first if a generally supported opinion which the argument seeks to refute by providing alternate cause for the effect.The second opposes the first boldface.
E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.
First of all the Argument itself is an opinion of the Journalist.The argument as a whole seeks to oppose the general opinion that the government policies led to the rise and to do this the journalist provides an alternate explanation and also believes that the alternate explanation to be true. and for this reason this is a correct answer.
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The first statement is the opinion of the experts that the policy of the government is the main reason of the GDP growth. While the second statement is the evidence that there are other factors, such as positive global economic trends and falling price in cruse oil.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion. - the second statement is not conclusion
B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion. - the second statement is not conclusion
C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish. - the second statement does not support any argument
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim. - the second statement does not support first claim
E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion. Correct. In-line with our prethinking
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from the journalist argument, we can conclude that there are more than one factors for the rise in the country’s gross domestic product.
so the main point of the argument is that government policy alone is not responsible for the rise


BF1--Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product
this boldface is the opinion or position of the journalist

BF2-- positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments
This boldface is a factor or evidence for the rise in the country’s gross domestic product

let's see the options

A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion.
BF-1 is not the conclusion of the argument it is the opinion or position of the journalist so out


B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
BF-1 is not the conclusion it is the opinion so out

C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish.
the main point is that government policy alone is not responsible for the rise and the BF--1 contradicts the main point so out

D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim.
the argument doesn't seek to establish BF--1 .......BF-2 doesn't provide support for the BF--1 ...BF--2 provides another factor for the rise so it opposes the BF--1

E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.
BF--1 is the opinion that arguments evaluate ,BF--2 provides a factor for the rise of the gross domestic product so it contradicts the BF--1 (correct)
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Journalist: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product. A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.
------>Reason: The 2nd boldface part is part of a deeper analysis which functions as an explanation for the recent rise of a country's GDP. So, the 2nd boldface part has to be part of that explanation supporting the reason why experts give credit to the government policies. Additionally, tone of an argument helps to confirm your logic. To sum up, reading through each given answer options, the 1st boldface should be a conclusion and the 2nd one supports for the conclusion.
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A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion. ( first bold face is not a conclusion, infact its a premise)
B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion. ( second opposes the first)
C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish. ( second opposes the first)
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim.( second opposes the first)
E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion. correct choice
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IMO answer is E. the experts have presented an opinion which is evaluated."A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration" suggested the same.
The second boldface part actually challenges the statement by presenting an alternative .
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The answer is E.
The first bold sentence is the argument which the second bold sentence is opposing.
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FIRST: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product.

SECOND: Positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments

Let's analyse each option.

A. The first is not the main conclusion. The second is only a fact and does not seem to oppose the first.

B. The first is not the main conclusion. The second is only a fact and does not seem to support the first.

C. Only the second supports the main point that the argument seeks to establish.

D. The first is not a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second doesn't provide evidence in support of the first.

E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.
(Correct answer)

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Lets evaluate the structure of the argument-

--Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product.

Clearly a factual statement. Dont see it concluding anything.Espescially when you read the whole paragraph

--A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.

The author here seems to give an alternate opinion for the improvement in the economy/gdp. The boldface is one evidence, among others that together refute the opinion of the Experts

Answer has to be E

E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.
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My answer is D for this question. The explanation goes thus;
I believe the first bold part give is the claim the author is making and the second bold part is an evidence to support the claim.

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Journalist: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product. A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.

In the journalist’s argument, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
here, the first bold face portion does not provide any conclusion rather shows an opinion given by the expert. but the second bold face portion states opposite evidence that it is not the government but the global economic trend behind this development. only option E does this job. Hence, the correct answer is (E)
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Journalist: Experts give credit to the government policies alone for the recent rise in country’s gross domestic product. A deeper analysis will suggest that during the period under consideration, positive global economic trends led to great foreign direct and indirect investments and falling price of crude oil led to the reduced cost of imports and more affordable operations for a significant proportion of public and private sector enterprises.

In the journalist’s argument, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second supports that conclusion.
C. Both support the main point that the argument seeks to establish.
D. The first is a claim that the argument seeks to establish; the second provides evidence in support of that claim.
E. The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion.


First [bold] is an opinion: "experts" give credit to gvt policies "alone" for the rise in gdp;
Second [bold] suggests that gvt policies did NOT "alone" lead to a rise in gdp.

Answer (E).
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Correct is E : The first is an opinion that the argument seeks to evaluate; the second provides evidence that opposes that opinion
First, the author evaluates the expert consideration and later provides evidence that goes against the expert's consideration
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