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New post 21 Oct 2011, 12:30
Its E or C. Had it been exam i would choose E
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Nice question. Took almost 5 mins to reach B by POE!!

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I agree with B
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New post 23 Jan 2012, 09:11
I got E first. But got B later.
(B) No successful strategy fro overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness.
This is saying that a successful strategy for overcoming adolescent loneliness NEVER intensifies that loneliness. But the argument says that decreased interest in a hobby intensifies loneliness. This implies a hobby is not a successful strategy, which is,in fact, the conclusion.
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Why is D wrong? If developing an all-consuming hobby is not a succesfull strategy the author assumes there is a better strategy

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+1 B

If there are successful strategies that could intensify the loneliness, we could not claim that hobbies are not successful.
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The answer is B. Took me nearly four minutes to confirm B. But that's ok, because that's why there are 40-sec SC questions on the GMAT.

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lose interest in that hobby => intensifies/exacerbates loneliness
thus, hobby strategy is not success

gap: intensifies loniliness -> not successful strategy / no successful strategy intensifies loneliness

B fills that gap.

Answer: B
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can any one explain B meaning :
(B) No successful strategy fro overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness.

i understood from B is that there are no stratigies will make the loneliness more sever . is my translation correct ? if it is not , why not correct ?

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can any one explain B meaning :
(B) No successful strategy fro overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness.

i understood from B is that there are no stratigies will make the loneliness more sever . is my translation correct ? if it is not , why not correct ?

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No, your interpretation is not correct. B is saying that no SUCCESSFUL strategies will make the loneliness more severe (intense) and that single word "successful" is very important.

Remember that assumptions fill the gaps in the logic from premise to conclusion. The premise is that the hobby strategy may cause intensified (more severe) loneliness THEREFORE it cannot be a successful strategy. Why can't it be successful? There seems to be some benefits. In order to believe that because of the intensified loneliness it can't be a successful strategy we have to assume that successful strategies will NOT ever make loneliness more intense (severe).

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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?

(B) No successful strategy for overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness.......links new term in conclusion-successful strategy- with term in premise-loneliness ......CORRECT ANSWER......


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I'm for B becase the statement says: "all-consuming hobby is not a successful strategy" because in case of losing of interest in that hobby, the loneliness may be exacerbated - but B says that No successful strategy ever intensifies that loneliness, there for all-consuming hobby is not a successful strategy
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I initially picked E but I change my answer to B. B was pretty ugly to read and understand.

(B) No successful strategy fro overcoming adolescent loneliness ever intensifies that loneliness.

The conclusion states that hobbies are not a good solution for adolescent loneliness. "B" explains this by essentially saying a successful strategy should not risk intensifying loneliness.
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took 4 mins for B

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Looks like B to me. Negate B :
There may be some successful strategy which aggravates loneliness => the above strategy can also be successful => Arg falls apart.
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C or D is most suitable for this answer
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its been 4 years and the owner of the post never cared to post official answer.
imo D .
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