Check GMAT Club Decision Tracker for the Latest School Decision Releases https://gmatclub.com/AppTrack
GMAT Club

 It is currently 29 Mar 2017, 08:35

# LIVE NOW:

Your MBA Journey & Illinois MBA: Webinar by Illinois Adcoms | Admission Decisions: INSEAD (Join Chat 7); Stanford GSB (Join Chat 6)

### GMAT Club Daily Prep

#### Thank you for using the timer - this advanced tool can estimate your performance and suggest more practice questions. We have subscribed you to Daily Prep Questions via email.

Customized
for You

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

Track

every week, we’ll send you an estimated GMAT score based on your performance

Practice
Pays

we will pick new questions that match your level based on your Timer History

# Events & Promotions

###### Events & Promotions in June
Open Detailed Calendar

# Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics
Author Message
TAGS:

### Hide Tags

Director
Joined: 10 Feb 2006
Posts: 657
Followers: 3

Kudos [?]: 492 [1] , given: 0

Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 04:46
1
KUDOS
2
This post was
BOOKMARKED
00:00

Difficulty:

(N/A)

Question Stats:

85% (02:58) correct 15% (01:39) wrong based on 472 sessions

### HideShow timer Statistics

Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble, or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep
production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers
. And since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine
is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion.

[Reveal] Spoiler:
The way to approach Bold CR is to find the conclusion asap. Here the conclusion I believe is (using the key words, clearly ...) In order for Wine makers to keep costs down they will probably buy plastic corks.

Now how does the two bold face statements play a role in the argument. well for one statement one is the conclusion, so I would look for answers that has statement one as the conclusion.

So A and B are out.

Here' i'm stuck between CDE because I'm unable to decide which one is the main conclusion and which one the intermediate.
(C) is tempting but not sure
(D). the second conclusion -- na not relevant..
(E). I thought the first statement is the main conclusion - ??

I'll wait for your responses. Thanks

_________________

GMAT the final frontie!!!.

Last edited by JarvisR on 07 Jul 2015, 01:57, edited 1 time in total.
Formatted & moved the comments under spoiler
If you have any questions
you can ask an expert
New!
Director
Joined: 30 Jun 2007
Posts: 792
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 160 [1] , given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

03 Feb 2008, 17:59
1
KUDOS
Conclusion portion is tricky. But if you analyze timeline order, the conclusion which stands chronologically last is final conclusion. Winemakers who which to reduce production cost choose plastic wine-bottle stoppers. But the market gain is chronologically much later, so it is better candidate for the overall conclusion.

Main Conclusion: there is an excellent chance that the Bottle master plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

Bolfface1: Supports main conclusion
Boldface2: Is conclusion

A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. [First is judgment that supports the conclusion – eliminate it]

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion of the argument. [First is judgment that supports the conclusion – eliminate it]

C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion. [Second is not evidence – it is also a conclusion – eliminate it]

D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion. [Second is main conclusion of the argument – eliminate it]

E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion. [Hold it]

Manager
Joined: 01 Jun 2006
Posts: 140
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 08:26
E it is.
Bcz wine-makers are forced to reconsider plastics stoppers, this will lead to a possible increase in market share of plastics stoppers. So "the increase in market share" should be the main conclusion here.
CEO
Joined: 29 Mar 2007
Posts: 2575
Followers: 20

Kudos [?]: 436 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 10:19
Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become
moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their
inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble,
or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that
of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in
the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep
production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers
. And
since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine
is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion.

The way to approach Bold CR is to find the conclusion asap. Here the conclusion I believe is (using the key words, clearly ...) In order for Wine makers to keep costs down they will probably buy plastic corks.

Now how does the two bold face statements play a role in the argument. well for one statement one is the conclusion, so I would look for answers that has statement one as the conclusion.

So A and B are out.

Here' i'm stuck between CDE because I'm unable to decide which one is the main conclusion and which one the intermediate.
(C) is tempting but not sure
(D). the second conclusion -- na not relevant..
(E). I thought the first statement is the main conclusion - ??

I'll wait for your responses. Thanks

I say C.

But ya Im kinda stuck btwn CDE.

Actually now I say E. The second part is not fact.

So only E holds.
Manager
Joined: 13 Jul 2007
Posts: 121
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 4 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 15:57
I pick D.

Main C : Clearly WM will switch to BM to stop rising costs.
Many winemakers currently use Cork-stoppers. If they switch to BM, BM market share is going to increase.
Intern
Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 20:51
Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become
moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their
inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble,
or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that
of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in
the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep
production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers
. And
since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine
is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion.

The way to approach Bold CR is to find the conclusion asap. Here the conclusion I believe is (using the key words, clearly ...) In order for Wine makers to keep costs down they will probably buy plastic corks.

Now how does the two bold face statements play a role in the argument. well for one statement one is the conclusion, so I would look for answers that has statement one as the conclusion.

So A and B are out.

Here' i'm stuck between CDE because I'm unable to decide which one is the main conclusion and which one the intermediate.
(C) is tempting but not sure
(D). the second conclusion -- na not relevant..
(E). I thought the first statement is the main conclusion - ??

I'll wait for your responses. Thanks

I used a process of elimination too. On reading the passage I felt that the second bold faced sentence was the main conclusion. Gaining Market Share is the main conclusion. There are many factors in support of that like the imminent rise of the Price of Cork, weakening association of pastic stoppers with poor quality wine etc.

I eliminated B,C,D. The first bold faced statement is more of a conclusion than a judgement, so I pick E.

Am I thinking it out correctly?
Current Student
Joined: 28 Dec 2004
Posts: 3382
Location: New York City
Schools: Wharton'11 HBS'12
Followers: 15

Kudos [?]: 289 [0], given: 2

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 21:19
i am going to say C...cause, any sentence that begins with therefore..is usually a conculsion of the argument..
VP
Joined: 15 Jul 2004
Posts: 1471
Schools: Wharton (R2 - submitted); HBS (R2 - submitted); IIMA (admitted for 1 year PGPX)
Followers: 22

Kudos [?]: 189 [0], given: 13

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

28 Sep 2007, 23:59
quangviet512 wrote:
E it is.
Bcz wine-makers are forced to reconsider plastics stoppers, this will lead to a possible increase in market share of plastics stoppers. So "the increase in market share" should be the main conclusion here.

AgreE
Director
Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 885
Schools: University of Chicago, Wharton School
Followers: 6

Kudos [?]: 199 [0], given: 7

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Sep 2007, 00:28
Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble, or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers. And since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?
A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion.

C. its between C and E but prefer C because the second BF is developed to support the first BF. therefore should be C.
Manager
Joined: 08 Dec 2006
Posts: 91
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 16 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Sep 2007, 06:22
Vote E.

Reading the argument, the main conclusion is the second BF => B and C are gone.

The relationship of the first BF to the main conclusion (second BF): The first BF is an intermediate conclusion on the road to the main conclusion => That leaves us with E as the only realistic option.
Intern
Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 12
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 0 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Sep 2007, 06:24
Manager
Joined: 07 Aug 2005
Posts: 126
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 1 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Sep 2007, 21:03
Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become
moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their
inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble,
or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that
of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in
the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep
production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers
. And
since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine
is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion.

The way to approach Bold CR is to find the conclusion asap. Here the conclusion I believe is (using the key words, clearly ...) In order for Wine makers to keep costs down they will probably buy plastic corks.

Now how does the two bold face statements play a role in the argument. well for one statement one is the conclusion, so I would look for answers that has statement one as the conclusion.

So A and B are out.

Here' i'm stuck between CDE because I'm unable to decide which one is the main conclusion and which one the intermediate.
(C) is tempting but not sure
(D). the second conclusion -- na not relevant..
(E). I thought the first statement is the main conclusion - ??

I'll wait for your responses. Thanks

My pick E. First statement is a conclusion that wine makes will start using plastic stopper and because wine makers will use plastic stopper, bottlemasters' market share will increase
VP
Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 1441
Schools: Chicago Booth '11
Followers: 9

Kudos [?]: 189 [0], given: 12

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

29 Jan 2008, 10:57
I am with E, anyone have an OA?
CEO
Joined: 17 Nov 2007
Posts: 3588
Concentration: Entrepreneurship, Other
Schools: Chicago (Booth) - Class of 2011
GMAT 1: 750 Q50 V40
Followers: 565

Kudos [?]: 3795 [0], given: 360

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

31 Jan 2008, 23:29
E

A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion
of the argument.

C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.

D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion.

E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion.
_________________

HOT! GMAT TOOLKIT 2 (iOS) / GMAT TOOLKIT (Android) - The OFFICIAL GMAT CLUB PREP APP, a must-have app especially if you aim at 700+ | PrepGame

Intern
Joined: 11 Oct 2007
Posts: 36
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 34 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

01 Feb 2008, 17:07
Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become
moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their
inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble,
or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that
of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in
the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep
production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers
. And
since the wine-buying public’s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine
is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper
will gain an increased share of the market for wine-bottle stoppers.

In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following
roles?
A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the
argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the
main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence
in support of that main conclusion.
D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement
of that main conclusion.
E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the
argument; the second is that main conclusion.

The way to approach Bold CR is to find the conclusion asap. Here the conclusion I believe is (using the key words, clearly ...) In order for Wine makers to keep costs down they will probably buy plastic corks.

Now how does the two bold face statements play a role in the argument. well for one statement one is the conclusion, so I would look for answers that has statement one as the conclusion.

So A and B are out.

Here' i'm stuck between CDE because I'm unable to decide which one is the main conclusion and which one the intermediate.
(C) is tempting but not sure
(D). the second conclusion -- na not relevant..
(E). I thought the first statement is the main conclusion - ??

I'll wait for your responses. Thanks

I am thinking bw C and E. The difference bw C and E is that whether the first or the second boldface is a main conclusion. I picked C. Because I think the first bold is a conclusion.
What is the OA?
Manager
Joined: 07 Jan 2008
Posts: 114
Followers: 1

Kudos [?]: 24 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

05 Feb 2008, 14:23
E it is. The first is a logical conclusion that is drived at by considering the changing dynamics whereas the second is the author's conclusion. He is using the first as a logical foundation for his conclusion.
Intern
Joined: 17 Oct 2011
Posts: 26
Location: Taiwan
GMAT 1: 590 Q39 V34
GMAT 2: 680 Q47 V35
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 52 [0], given: 10

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

07 Mar 2012, 03:08
The OA is E. For your information.
GMAT Club Legend
Joined: 01 Oct 2013
Posts: 10672
Followers: 959

Kudos [?]: 214 [0], given: 0

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

19 Oct 2015, 08:35
Hello from the GMAT Club VerbalBot!

Thanks to another GMAT Club member, I have just discovered this valuable topic, yet it had no discussion for over a year. I am now bumping it up - doing my job. I think you may find it valuable (esp those replies with Kudos).

Want to see all other topics I dig out? Follow me (click follow button on profile). You will receive a summary of all topics I bump in your profile area as well as via email.
Current Student
Joined: 10 Apr 2015
Posts: 76
Location: India
Concentration: Healthcare, Strategy
GMAT 1: 680 Q49 V34
GPA: 2.4
WE: Marketing (Health Care)
Followers: 0

Kudos [?]: 11 [0], given: 101

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

02 Nov 2015, 04:48
Hi,

E is the right choice.

Look at the argument in this way.

BF2 results because of BF1.

Market share of Plastic bottlestoppers will increase because the operational costs of wine makers will increase when wooden stoppers are used.

Hence the causal effect relationship has to be looked and this approach is logical looking at the context.

Regards
Intern
Joined: 18 Jul 2015
Posts: 43
Location: Brazil
Concentration: General Management, Strategy
GMAT 1: 640 Q39 V38
GMAT 2: 700 Q47 V38
Followers: 2

Kudos [?]: 9 [0], given: 33

Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can [#permalink]

### Show Tags

04 Nov 2015, 09:59
Letter E for me.

Without the first bold part, the last bold part would not be possible. Therefore, the second bold part is the main conclusion.
Re: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can   [#permalink] 04 Nov 2015, 09:59

Go to page    1   2    Next  [ 21 posts ]

Similar topics Replies Last post
Similar
Topics:
Because the cork stoppers in wine bottles can leak 2 26 Jul 2016, 00:51
Many winemakers use cork stoppers 1 12 May 2015, 21:49
6 Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles 7 06 Nov 2012, 19:10
2 Wine Company Representative: The corks of red wine bottles 4 13 Jun 2011, 17:35
Many plant varieties used in industrially developed nations 18 03 Sep 2008, 20:31
Display posts from previous: Sort by

# Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can

 new topic post reply Question banks Downloads My Bookmarks Reviews Important topics

 Powered by phpBB © phpBB Group and phpBB SEO Kindly note that the GMAT® test is a registered trademark of the Graduate Management Admission Council®, and this site has neither been reviewed nor endorsed by GMAC®.