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# Many Americans do not take all the vacation time to which they are ent

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Many Americans do not take all the vacation time to which they are entitled. There are several reasons for this: They feel that they are indispensable at work, they fear the resentment of coworkers, or they dread discovering that their workplaces can actually function perfectly well without them. This is a mistake; vacation time gives workers a chance to rest, recover, and gain perspective that in turn can lead to more creativity and better performance at work.

The claim that many Americans don’t take all the vacation time to which they are entitled plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

(A) It is a recommendation of a policy that the American workplace should implement.

(B) It is evidence of the author’s claim that vacation time gives workers a chance to rest.

(C) It is the conclusion of the argument.

(D) It is a statement of a principle that the author wishes all people would observe.

(E) It is a statement of fact about which the author expresses an opinion.

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14 Feb 2019, 04:50
Answer per me should be E.

The fact that the Americans take a very small amount of their entitled vacation is a fact and author challenges it.

So as per the construction looks like a general fact is expressed and author addresses his opinions for it with some additional facts for the reasoning as to why the general fact is true.
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14 Feb 2019, 05:18
Bunuel wrote:
Many Americans do not take all the vacation time to which they are entitled. There are several reasons for this: They feel that they are indispensable at work, they fear the resentment of coworkers, or they dread discovering that their workplaces can actually function perfectly well without them. This is a mistake; vacation time gives workers a chance to rest, recover, and gain perspective that in turn can lead to more creativity and better performance at work.

The claim that many Americans don’t take all the vacation time to which they are entitled plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

(A) It is a recommendation of a policy that the American workplace should implement.

(B) It is evidence of the author’s claim that vacation time gives workers a chance to rest.

(C) It is the conclusion of the argument.

(D) It is a statement of a principle that the author wishes all people would observe.

(E) It is a statement of fact about which the author expresses an opinion.

IMO E

(A) It is a recommendation of a policy that the American workplace should implement.
No recommendation is been made, through any policy.

(B) It is evidence of the author’s claim that vacation time gives workers a chance to rest.
Its not giving an information about something

(C) It is the conclusion of the argument.
It is not the conclusion, it is more of a general statement

(D) It is a statement of a principle that the author wishes all people would observe.
all people, is too stretched
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14 Feb 2019, 05:53
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Ya it's a clear E.

A case, albeit a small one, can be made for C.

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26 Feb 2019, 02:36
Bunuel wrote:
Many Americans do not take all the vacation time to which they are entitled. There are several reasons for this: They feel that they are indispensable at work, they fear the resentment of coworkers, or they dread discovering that their workplaces can actually function perfectly well without them. This is a mistake; vacation time gives workers a chance to rest, recover, and gain perspective that in turn can lead to more creativity and better performance at work.

The claim that many Americans don’t take all the vacation time to which they are entitled plays which one of the following roles in the argument?

(A) It is a recommendation of a policy that the American workplace should implement.

(B) It is evidence of the author’s claim that vacation time gives workers a chance to rest.

(C) It is the conclusion of the argument.

(D) It is a statement of a principle that the author wishes all people would observe.

(E) It is a statement of fact about which the author expresses an opinion.

OFFICIAL EXPLANATION:

E. The claim in the question is a statement of fact in the first sentence that the speaker explores more thoroughly, concluding with the statement that it’s a mistake. She’s not suggesting that it’s a good thing, so Choices (A) and (D) are wrong. It’s not evidence, so Choice (B) is wrong. Her actual conclusion is that refraining from taking vacation is a mistake, so Choice (C) is wrong. The claim is a statement of fact that provides the background information for the author’s opinion about what Americans should do with their vacation time, so Choice (E) is correct.
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