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# Something must be done to stop spam. In early days, people

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Something must be done to stop spam. In early days, people [#permalink]

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Something must be done to stop spam. In early days, people seldom received unsolicited email advertisement; but now that numerous bulk email software and email address finders are developed to collect email address all around the world. Advertisers use email addresses to market their products and even sell such email lists to other advertisers. As a result, almost everyone ever get junk email, and sometime several and even tens of annoying emails a day. So, relevant anti-spam regulations should be framed to stop unsolicited advertising.

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

A. Background that the argument depends on and conclusion that can be drawn from the argument.

B. Part of evidence that the argument includes, and inference that can be drawn from this passage.

C. Pre-evidence that the argument depends on and part of evidence that supports the conclusion.

D. Background that argument depends on and part of evidence that supports the conclusion.

E. Pre-evidence that argument includes and a method that helps to supports that conclusion.

Can someone explain this..?

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26 Jul 2007, 10:02
I feel it is E

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26 Jul 2007, 10:10
I think D but I'd love to see someone disect E for me, as it was very tempting.

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26 Jul 2007, 10:17
I think it should be A.
Conclusion is something that the author argues should be done.In other words the 'what' of the argument.

The first sentence is plain background info.

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Re: CR-SPAM [#permalink]

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26 Jul 2007, 11:33
circkit wrote:
Something must be done to stop spam. In early days, people seldom received unsolicited email advertisement; but now that numerous bulk email software and email address finders are developed to collect email address all around the world. Advertisers use email addresses to market their products and even sell such email lists to other advertisers. As a result, almost everyone ever get junk email, and sometime several and even tens of annoying emails a day. So, relevant anti-spam regulations should be framed to stop unsolicited advertising.

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

A. Background that the argument depends on and conclusion that can be drawn from the argument.

B. Part of evidence that the argument includes, and inference that can be drawn from this passage.

C. Pre-evidence that the argument depends on and part of evidence that supports the conclusion.

D. Background that argument depends on and part of evidence that supports the conclusion.

E. Pre-evidence that argument includes and a method that helps to supports that conclusion.

Can someone explain this..?

B- The first part is not evidence, just background. It does not support the conclusion.

C- The last part is not evidence, it is the conclusion that is made. The argument is saying that because of all of this spam, something needs to be done.

D- Again, the second part is not evidence.

E- The first part isn't really "pre-evidence". Also the second part isn't a method to support any conclusion. It's simply a conclusion.

So I go with A. Whats the OA?

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27 Jul 2007, 01:29
vineetgupta wrote:
I think it should be A.
Conclusion is something that the author argues should be done.In other words the 'what' of the argument.

The first sentence is plain background info.

I picked "A" too, Though i thot dat it is btwn "A" and "E", the OA infact is "B".. i dont have the OE , so can anyone shed more light on this..?

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27 Jul 2007, 06:03
B- it is and quite easy.
First is part of an argument. It is a evidence that earlier people did not get junk mail.
Second is a conclusion. Undeniably.

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27 Jul 2007, 08:30
circkit wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
I think it should be A.
Conclusion is something that the author argues should be done.In other words the 'what' of the argument.

The first sentence is plain background info.

I picked "A" too, Though i thot dat it is btwn "A" and "E", the OA infact is "B".. i dont have the OE , so can anyone shed more light on this..?

Well I have a sligthly different explanation than excelgmats'. B is right.

The first part obviously is part of the evidence. There are two distinct things happening here - One is a conclusion - and the conclusion is that SPAM MUST BE STOPPED. In fact the very firist line is this conclusion (Something must be done to stop spam).

The last portion is actually an inference not a conclusion. The argument makes an inference that by anti spam regulations should be formulated to stop unsolicited advertising (stop spam).

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27 Jul 2007, 11:36
dwivedys wrote:
circkit wrote:
vineetgupta wrote:
I think it should be A.
Conclusion is something that the author argues should be done.In other words the 'what' of the argument.

The first sentence is plain background info.

I picked "A" too, Though i thot dat it is btwn "A" and "E", the OA infact is "B".. i dont have the OE , so can anyone shed more light on this..?

Well I have a sligthly different explanation than excelgmats'. B is right.

The first part obviously is part of the evidence. There are two distinct things happening here - One is a conclusion - and the conclusion is that SPAM MUST BE STOPPED. In fact the very firist line is this conclusion (Something must be done to stop spam).

The last portion is actually an inference not a conclusion. The argument makes an inference that by anti spam regulations should be formulated to stop unsolicited advertising (stop spam).

I don't like to agree with dwivedys that first line is the conclusion. I think it is an opening line opening the way for arguments. The conclusion is definitely the last line that antispam regulations need to be brought.

I would have picked A if the first bf made sense. The argument does not depend upon the first bf. Even if we take it out the whole argument makes good sense.
Would like to hear comment on this.

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Re: CR-SPAM [#permalink]

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27 Jul 2007, 23:54
circkit wrote:
Something must be done to stop spam. In early days, people seldom received unsolicited email advertisement; but now that numerous bulk email software and email address finders are developed to collect email address all around the world. Advertisers use email addresses to market their products and even sell such email lists to other advertisers. As a result, almost everyone ever get junk email, and sometime several and even tens of annoying emails a day. So, relevant anti-spam regulations should be framed to stop unsolicited advertising.

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

A. Background that the argument depends on and conclusion that can be drawn from the argument.

B. Part of evidence that the argument includes, and inference that can be drawn from this passage.

C. Pre-evidence that the argument depends on and part of evidence that supports the conclusion.

D. Background that argument depends on and part of evidence that supports the conclusion.

E. Pre-evidence that argument includes and a method that helps to supports that conclusion.

Can someone explain this..?

whooo hoo! i actually picked B but thought I was wrong at first..

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Re: CR-SPAM   [#permalink] 27 Jul 2007, 23:54
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