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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea ship

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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea shipping tonnage increase by 2% over the current year. However, captains of freight ships generally expect that worldwide shipping tonnage will decrease next year. At issue is the amount of freight that will be shifted from sea ships to freight airplanes as compared to growth in the overall demand for freight transport. The analysts believe growth in demand will outstrip the shift to freight airplanes; the ship captains believe the opposite.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position.
(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position.
(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position.
(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position.
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Seems like B is the correct answer.

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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea shipping tonnage increase by 2% over the current year. However, captains of freight ships generally expect that worldwide shipping tonnage will decrease next year. At issue is the amount of freight that will be shifted from sea ships to freight airplanes as compared to growth in the overall demand for freight transport. The analysts believe growth in demand will outstrip the shift to freight airplanes; the ship captains believe the opposite.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position.
(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position.
(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position.
(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position.


In both bold face portions, there is no evidence. So, I eliminated all choices that include evidence (A, C, D are gone)

Second bold face is not the position, the sentence follows the second bold face portion is the second position. So, eliminate E.

B is the answer.
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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea shipping tonnage increase by 2% over the current year . However, captains of freight ships generally expect that worldwide shipping tonnage will decrease next year. At issue is the amount of freight that will be shifted from sea ships to freight airplanes as compared to growth in the overall demand
for freight transport .
The analysts believe growth in demand will outstrip the shift to freight airplanes; the ship captains believe the opposite.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position.
(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position.
(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position.
(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position.
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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea shipping tonnage increase by 2% over the current year . However, captains of freight ships generally expect that worldwide shipping tonnage will decrease next year. At issue is the amount of freight that will be shifted from sea ships to freight airplanes as compared to growth in the overall demand
for freight transport .
The analysts believe growth in demand will outstrip the shift to freight airplanes; the ship captains believe the opposite.

First Bold face - Prediction of analyst .
Second bold face - reason for the difference in analyst's and captain's position

(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
First is not an evidence but the position . Incorrect
(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position.
Correct
(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position.
The second BF is not an evidence . Incorrect
(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position. Incorrect
The first is not an evidence . The second portion is not an evidence that supports an opposed position
(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position. Incorrect
The second portion is not the opposing position .

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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea shipping tonnage increase by 2% over the current year . However, captains of freight ships generally expect that worldwide shipping tonnage will decrease next year. At issue is the amount of freight that will be shifted from sea ships to freight airplanes as compared to growth in the overall demand for freight transport . The analysts believe growth in demand will outstrip the shift to freight airplanes; the ship captains believe the opposite.

The two portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position.
(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position.
(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position.
(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position.
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(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence. - Incorrect - Second BF is not a position

(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position. - Correct

(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position. - Incorrect - Second BF is not evidence

(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position. - Incorrect - Second BF is not evidence

(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position. - Incorrect - Second BF is not a position taken in the argument.

Answer: B
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Some analysts predict that next year will see total worldwide sea shipping tonnage increase by 2% over the current year. However, captains of freight ships generally expect that worldwide shipping tonnage will decrease next year. At issue is the amount of freight that will be shifted from sea ships to freight airplanes as compared to growth in the overall demand for freight transport. The analysts believe growth in demand will outstrip the shift to freight airplanes; the ship captains believe the opposite.

So the first sentence is a prediction/position, saying the tonnage will increase.
BUT the captains say NO, it will decrease => 2nd position. Due to the shift from sea shipping to air shipping => Evidence.
The rest is to distract you.

(A) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is a position that is not necessarily true based on the evidence.
(B) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion describes the underlying reason for the difference in position.
(C) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion is evidence in support of that position.
(D) The first portion is evidence that supports a position; the second portion is evidence that supports an opposed position.
(E) The first portion represents one of two opposed positions; the second portion represents the opposing position.

So rule out every option saying that the first BF is an evidence and the 2nd BF is a position => Eliminate A, D,E.
2nd BF is an evidence for the 2nd position, not the one by the analysts => Eliminate C
Answer B is correct.
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