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Public health expert: Increasing the urgency of a public health messag

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New post 22 Jan 2019, 14:14
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Why is C wrong? Isn't the second part a subconclusion for which we can say support is provided in terms of 'by convincing people that such messages are overly cautious"?

This is a great question. And I agree with you. I think the second boldface has a conclusion and a premise for that conclusion all within the boldface. However, my guess is that the GMAT believes the following:
(conclusion + premise) cannot be treated as a conclusion
(conclusion + premise) can be treated as a premise
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I chose answer choice A in this case because it seemed more specific than choice E. they both say the first is a conclusion and the second is a premise, but choice A goes deeper and says the premise is unsupported. I can't pinpoint any support for the premise in the passage, so could someone explain where my thought process is incorrect?
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I chose answer choice A in this case because it seemed more specific than choice E. they both say the first is a conclusion and the second is a premise, but choice A goes deeper and says the premise is unsupported. I can't pinpoint any support for the premise in the passage, so could someone explain where my thought process is incorrect?

Take another look at the exact wording of answer choice (A):
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(A) The first is a conclusion for which support is provided, but is not the argument's main conclusion; the second is an unsupported premise supporting the arguments main conclusion.

The key to eliminating this answer choice is that it states that the first boldface section is "not the argument's main conclusion." This is completely incorrect -- the first boldface section IS the argument's main conclusion. Based on this, you can eliminate (A).

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