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Political analyst: A party that temporarily positions itself

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New post 26 May 2017, 14:23
C is wrong because of "argue against"
E is out because the second is made to oppose the first, not in the other way.
B loses because the argument is made by the opponent, not by the author.

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New post 07 Oct 2017, 12:28
Political analyst: A party that temporarily positions itself in the negligible crack between the American right and left will do little to expand the public debate. What America needs is a permanent third party. Some claim that America’s success stems from the two party system. These people say that a third party would make the passage of legislation and thus governance impossible. Furthermore, they point to the current sluggish pace of government as proof that the country cannot bear the burden of a third party. Yet, most European countries have multi-party systems and few complain about any inability to govern there.

Which of the following best describes the functions of the two sections in boldface in the argument above?

* ID Conclusion: What America needs is a permanent third party
> BF1: does not agree that America needs 3rd party (due to America's success coming from 2-party system)
> BF2: sounds like evidence


A) The first is the main point of the argument; the second is a premise that supports that point.
- BF1 is NOT the main point of the argument. also, BF2 does NOT support the same point that BF1 makes

b) The first opposes the premises of the argument; the second is the claim that the argument supports.
- BF1 does not oppose the premise of the argument...it is opposite to the conclusion of the argument. BF2 is NOT a claim, it is more like evidence.

c) The first supports the main position held by opponents of the main point; the second is a premise that argues against that position.
- BF2 does not necessarily argue AGAINST the main point.

d) The first is the primary claim made by opponents of the main point of the argument; the second is evidence proposed in opposition to the first.
- Correct as is

e) The first is a claim made by opponents of the main point of the argument; the second is the claim that the first opposes.
- BF2 is NOT a claim, it is more like evidence

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