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# Some governments have tried to make alcohol and tobacco

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Some governments have tried to make alcohol and
tobacco less attractive to consumers by regulating
ucts, rather than by banning advertising of them
altogether. However, the need to obey the letter of
these restrictions has actually stimulated advertisers
humorous than they were prior to the restrictions'
introduction.

which of the following, if true, would, in conjunc-
tion with the statements above, best support the
conclusion that the government policy described
above fails to achieve its objective?
(A) Because of the revenues gained from the sale of
alcohol and tobacco, governments have no
real interest in making these products less
attractive to consumers.
(B) Advertisers tend to create inventive and humor-
particular reason to do so.
(C) Banning advertising of alcohol and tobacco is a
particularly effective way of making these
products less attractive to consumers.
alcohol and tobacco have become far more
for other kinds of products.
attractive it makes the advertised product appear.

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The correct answer is E, but I don't know why my answer, D, is wrong?
[Reveal] Spoiler: OA

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11 Oct 2003, 10:18
chihao wrote:
Some governments have tried to make alcohol and
tobacco less attractive to consumers by regulating
ucts, rather than by banning advertising of them
altogether. However, the need to obey the letter of
these restrictions has actually stimulated advertisers
humorous than they were prior to the restrictions'
introduction.

which of the following, if true, would, in conjunc-
tion with the statements above, best support the
conclusion that the government policy described
above fails to achieve its objective?
(A) Because of the revenues gained from the sale of
alcohol and tobacco, governments have no
real interest in making these products less
attractive to consumers.
(B) Advertisers tend to create inventive and humor-
particular reason to do so.
(C) Banning advertising of alcohol and tobacco is a
particularly effective way of making these
products less attractive to consumers.
alcohol and tobacco have become far more
for other kinds of products.
attractive it makes the advertised product appear.

The correct answer is E, but I don't know why my answer, D, is wrong?

How does D support the argument...

was the policy meant to regulate the humor and the inventiveness...no..it was meant to regulate the ways in which these advt. could be shown.

but what happened...it actually may cause the product to look more attractive.

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11 Oct 2003, 15:40
Hi praetorian
But, I'm sorry that I can't understand what you mean for this question?
I'm non-native English...........
So, I maybe need an explanation in simple word.
Sorry!! if you have willing to do so again.............

Anyway...........thank you a lot.............

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12 Oct 2003, 01:22
Perhaps my answer will be clearer than praetorian123 has to offer...

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12 Oct 2003, 02:32
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chihao wrote:
Hi praetorian
But, I'm sorry that I can't understand what you mean for this question?
I'm non-native English...........
So, I maybe need an explanation in simple word.
Sorry!! if you have willing to do so again.............

Anyway...........thank you a lot.............

Chih-Hao

1. Whats the argument ?

2. We need something that will support the argument.

3. Why?

It does not matter if the advertisments are more humorous , inventive than others..Government regulations were meant to reduce the "impact" of these advertisments on the audiences.

Remember, we have to stay " within " the boundaries of the argument.
so we cannot assume that "more inventive and humorus" means "more attractive" or " more sales"

E directly supports the argument...it says the more inventive the Advertisements are , the more attractive it makes the advertised product appear. Government regulations were intended to prevent that.
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01 Oct 2016, 00:40
we have to show why consumption of alcohol increased despite the rules .

E states that these advertisements are more innovative and humorous that making alcohol more attractive.

ITs E
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