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Political Spokesperson: The biggest and most apparent flaw in the

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27 Jul 2019, 07:00
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Analysis: The first boldface states, what Political Spokesperson thinks can happen due to delay in implementing a strategy. The second boldface states a possible remedy.

A. The first is an assumption that forms the basis for a course of action that the argument criticizes; the second presents the course of action endorsed by the argument. -Incorrect, although first is an assumption, it doesn't form the basis for the course of action
B. The first is an assumption that has been used to oppose a certain strategy; the second is a consideration that is used to cast doubt on that assumption. -Incorrect, second is a remedy/solution that argument proposes
C. The first is an assumption that has been used to oppose a certain strategy; the second presents the course of action endorsed by the argument. -Correct
D. The first is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of a certain strategy; the second is a consideration raised to call into question the wisdom of adopting that strategy. -Incorrect, first is not a consideration. Second doesn't call the strategy into question
E. The first is a consideration raised to show that adopting a certain strategy is unlikely to achieve the intended effect; the second is presented to explain the appeal of that strategy. -Incorrect, the second doesn't present the appeal of that strategy

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C. The first is an assumption that has been used to oppose a certain strategy; the second presents the course of action endorsed by the argument.

First is not a consideration. Its an assumption . Eliminate D and E

Second does not cast doubt. It suggests a course of action
Eliminate B

Eliminate A.. First is not a course of action.

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27 Jul 2019, 07:28
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Political Spokesperson: The biggest and most apparent flaw in the state’s railroad program, blatantly overlooked by those in power, is its timeline. 12 years’ horizon for the ambitious project is way too long given the importance it carries for development of the lagging state. In such a span, the government will change twice, technology shall advance by generations, and inflation will halve the value of the allocated budget! Given the lackadaisical record of the administering body, these practical factors have certainly not been planned for and the taxpayer’s money and state’s infrastructure are in jeopardy. A phase-wise implementation with smaller budgets and timelines shall give the project, its best chance of success.

A. The first is an assumption that forms the basis for a course of action that the argument criticizes; the second presents the course of action endorsed by the argument.
B. The first is an assumption that has been used to oppose a certain strategy; the second is a consideration that is used to cast doubt on that assumption.
C. The first is an assumption that has been used to oppose a certain strategy; the second presents the course of action endorsed by the argument.
D. The first is a consideration raised to explain the appeal of a certain strategy; the second is a consideration raised to call into question the wisdom of adopting that strategy.
E. The first is a consideration raised to show that adopting a certain strategy is unlikely to achieve the intended effect; the second is presented to explain the appeal of that strategy.

the second presents the course of action endorsed by the argument. Author mentions that we should follow phase wise development.

The first is an assumption that has been used to oppose a certain strategy First is assumed all thsi will follow . Second statement after it is on the bases of that statement.

C clearly mentions these two boldface usage correctly
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27 Jul 2019, 07:34
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The second is a recommended course of action to overcome the flaw that author mentions.
So options B,D and E have to be eliminated.
The argument doesn't mention any course of action from the government. It simply mentions a timeline. So We can eliminate option A, leaving us with the correct option which is Option C
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27 Jul 2019, 07:57
Political Spokesperson: The biggest and most apparent flaw in the state’s railroad program, blatantly overlooked by those in power, is its timeline. 12 years’ horizon for the ambitious project is way too long given the importance it carries for development of the lagging state. In such a span, the government will change twice, technology shall advance by generations, and inflation will halve the value of the allocated budget! Given the lackadaisical record of the administering body, these practical factors have certainly not been planned for and the taxpayer’s money and state’s infrastructure are in jeopardy. A phase-wise implementation with smaller budgets and timelines shall give the project, its best chance of success.

The argument seeks to present a case against a government strategy to implement state’s railroad program.
First bold face provides all the reason that argument uses to prove that the government's plan won't work.
The argument than suggest a counter strategy. That is highlighted by second boldface.
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27 Jul 2019, 09:49
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please clearly explain the diffrence between option A & C

i mean whynot a
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27 Jul 2019, 11:49
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Shahalikhan wrote:
please clearly explain the diffrence between option A & C

i mean whynot a

There is no coarse of action based on the assumption in the first boldface. The government plan is not based on assumption stated in the first boldface. Infact the first bolface are the reason the argument believes plan will fail.

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27 Jul 2019, 14:34
Dear GMATNinja AjiteshArun
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By definition, an assumption is unstated link somewhere in the chain of evidence and conclusion. How come in BF question any explicit link considered 'assumption'??
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04 Aug 2019, 02:19
Hi Expert,

I'm a little bit confused with the term " assumption" here.

I understand that the assumption is the "unstated" statement of the author.

So how can the first statement be classified as "assumption"?

Thank you.
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04 Aug 2019, 10:55
ballest127 wrote:
Hi Expert,

I'm a little bit confused with the term " assumption" here.

I understand that the assumption is the "unstated" statement of the author.

So how can the first statement be classified as "assumption"?

Thank you.

hi, i am not an expert, but will try to ans your query,

by ur term unstated statement, is the the assumption type questons in the CR, in which it is unstated... and the question stem clearly mentions find the assumption.

in this question, it the literal assumption. as in this author assumes, that these might happen for the failure of the strategy. hence in the answer choices assumption is used.

hope its clear
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