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# Shy adolescents often devote themselves totally to a hobby

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Shy adolescents often devote themselves totally to a hobby to help distract them from the loneliness brought on by their shyness. Sometimes they are able to become friends with others who share their hobby. But if they lose interest in that hobby, their loneliness may be exacerbated. So developing an all-consuming hobby is not a successful strategy for overcoming adolescent loneliness.

Which one of the following assumptions does the argument depend on?

(A) Eventually, shy adolescents are going to want a wider circle of friends than is provided by their hobby.
(B) No successful strategy fro overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness.
(C) Shy adolescents will lose interest in their hobbies if they do not make friends through their engagement in those hobbies.
(D) Some other strategy for overcoming adolescent loneliness is generally more successful than is developing an all-consuming hobby.
(E) Shy adolescents devote themselves to hobbies mainly because they want to make friends.
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14 Nov 2005, 05:42
B)...negate it => A successful strategy for overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness. if that is true. the conclusion falls appart b/c if the intensified loneliness is considered successful, the strategy is successful.
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14 Nov 2005, 06:36
B for me
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14 Nov 2005, 23:53
B for me. It is an assumption.

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15 Nov 2005, 04:35
agree with Christoph, it's B.
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15 Nov 2005, 05:50
I am really stuck between B and C.

What do you think is wrong with C?
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