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Most opera singers who add demanding roles to their repertoires at a young age lose their voices early. It has been said that this is because their voices have not yet matured and hence lack the power for such roles. But young singers with great vocal power are the most likely to ruin their voices. The real problem is that most young singers lack the technical training necessary to avoid straining their vocal cords - especially when using their full vocal strength. Such misuse of the cords inevitably leads to a truncated singing career.

Which one of the following does the information above most strongly support?

(A) Young opera singers without great vocal power are unlikely to ruin their voices by singing demanding roles

(B) Some young opera singers ruin their voices while singing demanding roles because their vocal cords have not yet matured

(C) Only opera singers with many years of technical training should try to sing demanding roles

(D) Only mature opera singers can sing demanding roles without undue strain on their vocal cords

(E) Most young opera singers who sing demanding roles strain their vocal cords

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Please someone explain why the answer is E and not B
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The difference between B and E is the opposing argument versus the argument we care about. The first portion of the argument is context, and we don't care about it. We are told how bad of an argument it is. E is the actual argument that we care about.

Most opera singers who add demanding roles to their repertoires at a young age lose their voices early. It has been said that this is because their voices have not yet matured and hence lack the power for such roles. But young singers with great vocal power are the most likely to ruin their voices. The real problem is that most young singers lack the technical training necessary to avoid straining their vocal cords - especially when using their full vocal strength. Such misuse of the cords inevitably leads to a truncated singing career

The light blue shows the first argument that is completely out of scope, because we do not care. The dark blue is what we want to focus on because that is what we arguing for/against.

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Must Be True. The correct answer choice is (E)

(A) Young opera singers without great vocal power are unlikely to ruin their voices by singing demanding roles
- The argument is only about Young opera singers WITH GREAT VOCAL Power. So this is out of Scope

(B) Some young opera singers ruin their voices while singing demanding roles because their vocal cords have not yet matured
- This is refuted by the author in the first two lines

(C) Only opera singers with many years of technical training should try to sing demanding roles
- We know that Opera Singers need Technical Training for demanding roles. However, the argument does not discuss about the singers who have technical training. Out of Scope

(D) Only mature opera singers can sing demanding roles without undue strain on their vocal cords
- Mature singers do not co-relate with technical training or developed vocal cords. So this cannot be true.

(E) Most young opera singers who sing demanding roles strain their vocal cords
- Supported by the argument
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Most opera singers who add demanding roles to their repertoires at a young age lose their voices early. It has been said that this is because their voices have not yet matured and hence lack the power for such roles. But young singers with great vocal power are the most likely to ruin their voices. The real problem is that most young singers lack the technical training necessary to avoid straining their vocal cords - especially when using their full vocal strength. Such misuse of the cords inevitably leads to a truncated singing career.

Which one of the following does the information above most strongly support?

(A) Young opera singers without great vocal power are unlikely to ruin their voices by singing demanding roles. INCORRECT because this deals with one factor only. Does not mention lack of technical training.

(B) Some young opera singers ruin their voices while singing demanding roles because their vocal cords have not yet matured. INCORRECT.Again deals with only one factor.

(C) Only opera singers with many years of technical training should try to sing demanding roles. The argument doesn't suggest so. It is just informative.

(D) Only mature opera singers can sing demanding roles without undue strain on their vocal cords. INCORRECT. It is not the opera singers who are mature but the mature voice. Also, without any undue strain is extreme.

(E) Most young opera singers who sing demanding roles strain their vocal cords. CORRECT -- "Most" young singers have no technical training and matured voice and thus strain vocal cords by taking demanding roles.


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