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Once at a conference on the philosophy of language, a professor delivered a lengthy and tiresome address the central thesis of which was that “yes” and related slang words such as “yeah” can be used only to show agreement with a proposition. At the end of the paper, a listener in the back of the auditorium stood up and shouted in a sarcastic voice, “Oh, yeah?” This constituted a complete refutation of the paper.

The listener argued against the paper by

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(B) pointing out an inconsistency
(C) presenting an analogy
(D) attacking the speaker’s character
(E) citing additional evidence

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Once at a conference on the philosophy of language, a professor delivered a lengthy and tiresome address the central thesis of which was that “yes” and related slang words such as “yeah” can be used only to show agreement with a proposition. At the end of the paper, a listener in the back of the auditorium stood up and shouted in a sarcastic voice, “Oh, yeah?” This constituted a complete refutation of the paper.

The listener argued against the paper by

(A) offering a counter-example
(B) pointing out an inconsistency
(C) presenting an analogy
(D) attacking the speaker’s character
(E) citing additional evidence


The listener showed that "yeah" could be used in many purposes. Hence, the answer should be A, offering a counter-example to undermine the paper.

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Once at a conference on the philosophy of language, a professor delivered a lengthy and tiresome address the central thesis of which was that “yes” and related slang words such as “yeah” can be used only to show agreement with a proposition. At the end of the paper, a listener in the back of the auditorium stood up and shouted in a sarcastic voice, “Oh, yeah?” This constituted a complete refutation of the paper.

The listener argued against the paper by

(A) offering a counter-example
(B) pointing out an inconsistency
(C) presenting an analogy
(D) attacking the speaker’s character
(E) citing additional evidence

Is option B incorrect? Or is it just inferior to A?
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SajjadAhmad wrote:
Once at a conference on the philosophy of language, a professor delivered a lengthy and tiresome address the central thesis of which was that “yes” and related slang words such as “yeah” can be used only to show agreement with a proposition. At the end of the paper, a listener in the back of the auditorium stood up and shouted in a sarcastic voice, “Oh, yeah?” This constituted a complete refutation of the paper.

The listener argued against the paper by

(A) offering a counter-example
(B) pointing out an inconsistency
(C) presenting an analogy
(D) attacking the speaker’s character
(E) citing additional evidence


Speaker : Spoke at length about "yes" and the slangs associated with it (Eg - Yeah)
Listner : Exclaimed Oh Yeah ( In a sarcastic voice)
Author : This refutes the Argument presented by the speaker.

Among the given options using negation only (A) remains, further as broall has pointed out " Yeah " could mean many things ( It can express excitement, happiness), thus me too with (A) and of the same opinion seems, unlike GMAT CR Question.
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