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Scientist: After a comprehensive study

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Scientist: After a comprehensive study, our panel has concluded that the evidence for a warming of the global climate system is
unequivocal
.
We have also found that more than 90% of global warming observed in the past 50 years has been caused by emissions
of greenhouse gases from human activity. It is unlikely that the effects of this damaging disregard for the environment can be reversed.
It is therefore our recommendation that preparations for global climate change begin now.
The bolded phrases in the passage above play which of the following roles in the argument?
A. The first phrase states a conclusion, and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion.
B. The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains an assumption necessary for
that premise.
C. The first phrase offers advice, and the second phrase offers a recommendation.
D. The first phrase is a premise on which a conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains the conclusion.
E. The first phrase states a conclusion, and the second phrase contains another, unrelated, conclusion.

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target2015 wrote:
Scientist: After a comprehensive study, our panel has concluded that the evidence for a warming of the global climate system is
unequivocal
.
We have also found that more than 90% of global warming observed in the past 50 years has been caused by emissions
of greenhouse gases from human activity. It is unlikely that the effects of this damaging disregard for the environment can be reversed.
It is therefore our recommendation that preparations for global climate change begin now.
The bolded phrases in the passage above play which of the following roles in the argument?
A. The first phrase states a conclusion, and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion.
B. The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains an assumption necessary for
that premise.
C. The first phrase offers advice, and the second phrase offers a recommendation.
D. The first phrase is a premise on which a conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains the conclusion.
E. The first phrase states a conclusion, and the second phrase contains another, unrelated, conclusion.


My answer was D: The first phrase is a premise on which a conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains the conclusion.

Reasoning: Although the first sentence states the word "concluded," this is based a factual premise stemming from a comprehensive, scientific study. The key word of "therefore our recommendation" tipped me off for the second bolded phrase as a definite conclusion. Since only D and E make mention of the second bolded phrase being a conclusion, I POE'd ABC...And given how E states that the 1st phrase is also a conclusion I could POE E. Therefore, D :)
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target2015 wrote:
Scientist: After a comprehensive study, our panel has concluded that the evidence for a warming of the global climate system is
unequivocal
.
We have also found that more than 90% of global warming observed in the past 50 years has been caused by emissions
of greenhouse gases from human activity. It is unlikely that the effects of this damaging disregard for the environment can be reversed.
It is therefore our recommendation that preparations for global climate change begin now.
The bolded phrases in the passage above play which of the following roles in the argument?
.


So. It is obvious that these 2 bolded phrases are conclusions.
The second phrase is also a recommendation.

A. The first phrase states a conclusion, and the second phrase offers support for that conclusion. 2nd phrase is not a support - it is the main conclusion
B. The first phrase states a premise on which the conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains an assumption necessary for
that premise. 2nd phrase does not contain an assumption. it is a clear conclusion-recommendation
C. The first phrase offers advice, and the second phrase offers a recommendation. There is no advice in 1st phrase
D. The first phrase is a premise on which a conclusion is based, and the second phrase contains the conclusion. Good
E. The first phrase states a conclusion, and the second phrase contains another, unrelated, conclusion. Maybe it sounds not that bad. But "unrelated" is not correct here. These 2 phrases are definitely connected. The first phrase is one of the premises.
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