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# Marianne is a professional chess player who hums audibly

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04 Oct 2010, 08:26
jananijayakumar wrote:
I completely cannot justify y I choose D after cutting them down to C and D. Can someone give me a proper explanation y it is D, and y not C?

(C) Not all of a person’s involuntary actions are actions of which that person is unaware.
(D) A person who hums involuntarily can easily learn to notice it and can thereby come to control it.

C is totally a generalized statement for all of the involuntary actions... though this look like correct, D talks about the problem at hand and how one should overcome that issue. So, D is more appropriate I think...
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05 Oct 2010, 11:30
D It is.

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05 Oct 2010, 12:10
Option C means " Not all involuntary actions go unnotice" which might be true. However as Marianne clearly states that she does NOT notice the involuntary action 'Humming' so we take this premise at face value and make this answer choice wrong.

Leaving ofcourse D as correct.
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05 Oct 2010, 18:24
got D
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04 Apr 2011, 21:44
The answer is D.
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06 Apr 2011, 06:33
Stuck between C and D but went with D

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10 Apr 2011, 05:26
D
The problem with C is mismatch between the language in the question and in the answer. The question describes the specific situation, but then the answer provides a rather broad statement. Plus, when taken vs D, option C is not so air-tight: hummling may not necessary be covered by 'Not all of a person’s involuntary actions'

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30 May 2011, 07:27
I will go for D.
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30 May 2011, 12:41
first went for C, but then read D. Clearly D! Pretty easy one for a 700+ question ...

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30 May 2011, 13:23
+1 D by POE.
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30 May 2011, 18:27
Agree with D.

C claims "not all involuntary actions" thereby allowing humming to be unnoticed by the person.
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30 May 2011, 22:12
Answer is option D.
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31 May 2011, 07:42
noboru wrote:
her humming was involuntary and that therefore she should not be held responsible for it.

Which one of the following, if true, most undermines Marianne’s argument against the order?
(A) The officials of chess have little or no authority to control the behavior of its professional players outside of matches.
(B) Many of the customs of amateur chess matches are not observed by professional chess players.
(C) Not all of a person’s involuntary actions are actions of which that person is unaware.
(D) A person who hums involuntarily can easily learn to notice it and can thereby come to control it.
(E) Not all of Marianne’s opponents are distracted by her humming during chess matches.

Its clear that the answer is (D) because the statement conveys that those who involuntarily hums notice it. This undermines Marianne's statement since she thinks that she shouldn't be held responsible for her involuntarily humming.
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13 Jun 2011, 22:06
crystal D here.
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14 Jun 2011, 03:28
Marianne argues that since her humming is involuntary she she not be held responsible for it. So, doesn't option
C undermine her argument by telling that her humming might not have been involuntary?

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14 Jun 2011, 16:50
choice between C and D.....D is good
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