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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.

(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.

(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.

(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.

(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

Edit: This is from ETS paper test, retired GMAT Q.

Note:
1. There is another question, which is almost same to this one, has only last two options interchanged. This particular question here is from OG and the official one. Other one, where option D and E are interchanged, might be from MGMAT.
2. Some people discussed on the OG question and some people discussed on the MGMAT question. Please observe the reference while reading through the thread.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
For OG, answer is E and for MGMAT answer is D -- text content of these two are the same though.

3. With the similar stimulus, there is a different question (weaken question) from GMAT Prep -- that is discussed in:
http://gmatclub.com/forum/many-people-s ... 96563.html

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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

Conclusion: Sulphite Allergic people can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.
Why? Because winemakers are not using sulphite or not mixing sulphite.

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
This is already mentioned in premise. This provides no new information.

(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.
Out of scope. Nothing to do with forms of sulphite.

(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
Good...thank you very much. But not of my use.

(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
May be...But you are not asking me to find out those substance. I am only concerned with those people who are allergic to sulphite.

(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.
Yaa! Sounds good....So correct choice.

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19 Nov 2013, 23:05
since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce: Can somebody explain what this statement means?
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20 Nov 2013, 10:19
mohnish104 wrote:
since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce: Can somebody explain what this statement means?

Hi Mohnish,

Sure,

The sentence basically says there are several winemakers who do not add sulfites to any of the wines they produce.

The following sentence draws a conclusion from that, that these wines are safe for people with suphide allergies to drink

Clear? Or was there something in particular that you wanted clarified further?

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20 Nov 2013, 16:30
plumber250 wrote:
mohnish104 wrote:
since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce: Can somebody explain what this statement means?

Hi Mohnish,

Sure,

The sentence basically says there are several winemakers who do not add sulfites to any of the wines they produce.

The following sentence draws a conclusion from that, that these wines are safe for people with suphide allergies to drink

Clear? Or was there something in particular that you wanted clarified further?

James

Thanks a lot plumber. I had an idea what the sentence was trying to say but I wasn't sure. The argument makes much sense now. Thanks.
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06 Feb 2014, 19:30
Good question. Although I've done it at least twice during my preparation for the test,still tough and interesting.
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03 Aug 2016, 00:24
I think D is best suited. In the text, it says that sulfites trigger allergic reaction and did not mention about any substance that could give allergic reaction to people. Thus, D makes sense.
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04 Aug 2016, 05:09
vivek123 wrote:
Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.
(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

This is from ETS paper test, retired GMAT Q.

Note:
1. There is another question, which is almost same to this one, has only last two options interchanged. This particular question here is from OG and the official one. Other one, where option D and E are interchanged, might be from MGMAT.
2. Some people discussed on the OG question and some people discussed on the MGMAT question. Please observe the reference while reading through the thread.
[Reveal] Spoiler:
For OG, answer is E and for MGMAT answer is D -- text content of these two are the same though.

3. With the similar stimulus, there is a different question (weaken question) from GMAT Prep -- that is discussed in:
many-people-suffer-an-allergic-reaction-to-sulfites-gmatprep-96563.html

E is the correct answer. Sulfites is added to wine as preservatives. Hence based on premise other winemakers might add those in small quantities that is not allergic to person who is allergic to sulfites.
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06 Aug 2016, 22:42
Conclusion is : people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these winemakers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

This is the only choice, that completes the Premise + Assumption = Conclusion.
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21 Oct 2016, 02:30
Can someone please explain what this means: " there are several winemakers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce" .

Does it mean winemakers don't add any sulfites to the wines they produce?
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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several wine makers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these wine makers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. These wine makers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.

B. Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reactions.

C. Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.

D. Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.

E. Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these wine makers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

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21 Dec 2016, 12:51
question is about sulfite induced allergy; and A deals with a non-allergic sulfite substitute as preservative as an assumption

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A. These wine makers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine. The method doesn't matter. This answer simply expands on a premise.

E. Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these wine makers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines. The question stem states that allergenic wine drinkers can consume the special type of wine without risk of allergic reaction. If answer E were not true, the conclusion would be undermined.
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21 Dec 2016, 15:20
Let me know if you have any more questions though
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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several wine makers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these wine makers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. These wine makers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
Potential answer but choise E is better since other kind of allergiesmay be relevant to other people not just the people who are allergic to sulfites.
B. Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reactions.
(out of scope)
C. Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
(Out of scope )
D. Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
Potential answer but choise E is better in addressing the argument in question.
E. Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these wine makers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.
Most appropriate choise and if we do a negation test on this assumption ,it passes with flying colors. since if naturally occuring sulfites were present in the wine then the person would not be able to drink it and thereby defeating the descision of the wine makers to not to add sulfites.
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03 Mar 2017, 06:39
Option D and E are best contender for this question. Though I chose option D but latter realised option E suits better.

OA: E
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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several wine makers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these wine makers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

A. These wine makers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.

B. Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reactions.

C. Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.

D. Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.

E. Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these wine makers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.

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D is wrong :
My reasoning :
The conclusion of the argument only addresses about Sulfites allergy(specific type) .we are not concerned about other allergies..So this is kind of out of scope .
E is correct ...Wine maker are not adding it as a preservative , what if it is naturally present ..it shatters the argument .So E is correct.
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03 Mar 2017, 20:00
the answer should be E ,as negated the argument falls apart .
to me why D is the wrong answer as it sates that 'Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction. it states that it apart from sulfites no other substance give rise to but does not avoid the risk .
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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfites, including those that are commonly added to wine as preservatives. However, since there are several wine makers who add sulfites to none of the wines they produce, people who would like to drink wine but are allergic to sulfites can drink wines produced by these wine makers without risking an allergic reaction to sulfites.

Conclusion: Drink non-sulfities wine to avoid allergic reactions.

Which of the following is an assumption on which the argument depends?

(A) These winemakers have been able to duplicate the preservative effect produced by adding sulfites by means that do not involve adding any potentially allergenic substances to their wine.
We are not interested in the duplication effect of the preservatives.

(B) Not all forms of sulfite are equally likely to produce the allergic reaction.
Doesn't match the conclusion

(C) Wine is the only beverage to which sulfites are commonly added.
Doesn't match my conclusion

(D) Apart from sulfites, there are no substances commonly present in wine that give rise to an allergic reaction.
A very tempting answer as it equates with my conclusion. But premise doesn't suggest that only sulfites give rise to allergic reaction

(E) Sulfites are not naturally present in the wines produced by these winemakers in amounts large enough to produce an allergic reaction in someone who drinks these wines.
A moderate answer achieved through POE
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