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# Opening a retail business in war zone Kosovo is not

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Opening a retail business in war zone Kosovo is not inadvisable, despite what critics of the plan may say. Eighteen years ago, we opened a retail business in Beirut during an invasion, and that location has been generating profits ever since.

Which of the following is the author of the above argument trying to imply?

A) The proposed retail store can make money despite being in the middle of a war zone.

B) Wars are profitable for retail.

C) Kosovo is not as politically unstable as Beirut.

D) Opponents of a new construction company in Kosovo are probably biased.

E) The proposed company in Kosovo will do better than the construction company in Beirut.

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11 Jul 2006, 19:09
Between A and B, I choose A.

B is too strong. Author says that we made a profit in war, so can you.
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11 Jul 2006, 22:41
Got A (in <15 sec).
B is too strong an argument as pointed out by ps_Dahiya.

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11 Jul 2006, 22:46
thats A. B is extreme and too general.

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11 Jul 2006, 23:10
B for me)
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12 Jul 2006, 01:43
Clear winner A

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12 Jul 2006, 02:05
[quote="u2lover"]Opening a retail business in war zone Kosovo is not inadvisable, despite what critics of the plan may say. Eighteen years ago, we opened a retail business in Beirut during an invasion, and that location has been generating profits ever since.

Which of the following is the author of the above argument trying to imply?

A) The proposed retail store can make money despite being in the middle of a war zone. Correct

B) Wars are profitable for retail. the passage does not imply that

C) Kosovo is not as politically unstable as Beirut. no rather the passage tells that the 2 places are about in the same conditions

D) Opponents of a new construction company in Kosovo are probably biased. does not talk about construction company

E) The proposed company in Kosovo will do better than the construction company in Beirut. not mentioned
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13 Jul 2006, 14:32
OA is A

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20 Jul 2006, 11:02
A it is.

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20 Jul 2006, 22:20
simply A..

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21 Jul 2006, 00:38
straight A. B is the only one coming close but is not what the author is inferring.

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21 Jul 2006, 00:38
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