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# Like a number of other articles, Ian Raghnalls article

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06 Aug 2009, 06:16
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Like a number of other articles, Ian Raghnalls article relied on a recent survey in which over half the couples applying for divorces listed money as a major problem in their marriages. Raghnalls conclusion from the survey data is that financial problems are the major problem in marriages and an important factor contributing to high divorce rate. Yet couples often express other types of marital frustrations in financial terms. Despite appearances, the survey data do not establish that financial problems are the major problem in contemporary marriages.

Q. In the passage, the author does which one of the following?

A. undermines a conclusion drawn from statistical data by offering a specific counterexample

B. undermines a conclusion drawn from statistical data by offering an alternative explanation for some of the data

C. undermines a conclusion drawn from statistical data by showing that one cannot prove the presence of an emotion by using statistical methods

D. undermines a conclusion drawn from statistical data by criticizing the survey for which the data was gathered

E. undermines a conclusion by showing that couples cannot accurately describe their own problems

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06 Aug 2009, 06:32
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06 Aug 2009, 08:35
I am more inclined to E
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06 Aug 2009, 08:53
is it B??
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06 Aug 2009, 09:44
IMO B

Not E: "couples cannot accurately describe their own problems" -> this cannot be concluded only from this research.

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06 Aug 2009, 09:48
I Vote for E

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06 Aug 2009, 09:50
E for me. OA?

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07 Aug 2009, 03:45
Between B and E I'll say B. I don't like E baecause sounds like all couples can't describe their problems accurately. The text says "often".

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07 Aug 2009, 03:51
will go with E..>OA???

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07 Aug 2009, 04:51
Down to B and E

IMO B

I negated E because

couples often express other types of marital frustrations in financial terms does not mean
that couples cannot accurately describe their own problems
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07 Aug 2009, 10:44
One more B.

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07 Aug 2009, 11:02
imo E, the author of the passage said in the passage that couples have a hard time describing their reasons and often express other types of marital frustrations in financial terms....

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07 Aug 2009, 20:01
E for me

OA plz...

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09 Aug 2009, 04:48
IMO D

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19 Aug 2009, 12:59
Nihit wrote:
Like a number of other articles, Ian Raghnalls article relied on a recent survey in which over half the couples applying for divorces listed money as a major problem in their marriages. Raghnalls conclusion from the survey data is that financial problems are the major problem in marriages and an important factor contributing to high divorce rate. Yet couples often express other types of marital frustrations in financial terms. Despite appearances, the survey data do not establish that financial problems are the major problem in contemporary marriages.

Q. In the passage, the author does which one of the following?

B. undermines a conclusion drawn from statistical data by offering an alternative explanation for some of the data

D. undermines a conclusion drawn from statistical data by criticizing the survey for which the data was gathered

E. undermines a conclusion by showing that couples cannot accurately describe their own problems

Despite appearances, the survey data do not establish that financial problems are the major problem in contemporary marriages.

I think the answer is D because author says that despite the figure , we do not know if these are the problems for nowadays . Maybe survey applied 30 years ago, so this mislead Ian Raghnalls
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15 Oct 2009, 19:18
IMHO E
Yet couples often express other types of marital frustrations in financial terms.
Why are they classifying other types in financial terms?Because they cannot categorize it correctly.
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15 Oct 2009, 22:38
I have to go with D!

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16 Oct 2009, 06:59
I think it's B. OA?

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16 Oct 2009, 07:27
+1 for E.

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16 Oct 2009, 12:35
Like most others stuck between B n E...will go with B though..

OA pls

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