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Many people suffer an allergic reaction to certain sulfates

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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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A ?

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OA is E, which I agree with. What is your thinking behind A?
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question is about sulfite induced allergy; and A deals with a non-allergic sulfite substitute as preservative as an assumption

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Wats made u to choose E

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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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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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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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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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