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Stan: A fairly recent communications development allows people to use Internet connections as their phone lines at home. In the very near future, this form of land line will completely replace the existing telephone lines.

Heather: I think that even though fewer people may end up using the traditional land line setup, it will not be replaced completely anytime soon.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens Heather's objection to Stan's claim?


A. Phone lines wired through Internet connections are generally much cheaper than those supplied by traditional telephone cable companies.
OPPOSITE. This argument strengthens Stans reasoning.

B. The home cellular phone lines have a better chance of replacing the traditional landline than the Internet phones.
OPPOSITE. This argument strengthens Stans reasoning.

C. Research has shown that when there is a dominant provider of communication services in any given area, a monopoly is formed, and other providers tend to be assimilated by that monopoly.
NOT RELEVANT

D. Phone lines that are wired as Internet connections are less reliable than telephone cable lines, and can sometimes distort speech or disconnect.
There is an issue with new Internet connections (less reliable), people will not change existing telephone cable lines.

E. Almost all of the current telephone devices have the capability of functioning with an Internet-based phone line.
OPPOSITE. This argument strengthens Stans reasoning.

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Stan: A fairly recent communications development allows people to use Internet connections as their phone lines at home. In the very near future, this form of land line will completely replace the existing telephone lines. --> Internet connections will replace the traditional land line

Heather: I think that even though fewer people may end up using the traditional land line setup, it will not be replaced completely anytime soon.
--> traditional land line still be used in the future

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens Heather's objection to Stan's claim?

A. Phone lines wired through Internet connections are generally much cheaper than those supplied by traditional telephone cable companies.
If Internet connections is cheaper, the traditional line will not be used anymore --> Support Stan idea

B. The home cellular phone lines have a better chance of replacing the traditional landline than the Internet phones.
traditional landline easy to be changed --> Support Stan idea

C. Research has shown that when there is a dominant provider of communication services in any given area, a monopoly is formed, and other providers tend to be assimilated by that monopoly.
monopoly is not related because this is a new information.

D. Phone lines that are wired as Internet connections are less reliable than telephone cable lines, and can sometimes distort speech or disconnect.
Internet connections quality is not as good as traditional line --> traditional land line still be used in the future --> correct answer

E. Almost all of the current telephone devices have the capability of functioning with an Internet-based phone line.
not related
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Stan: A fairly recent communications development allows people to use Internet connections as their phone lines at home. In the very near future, this form of land line will completely replace the existing telephone lines.

Heather: I think that even though fewer people may end up using the traditional land line setup, it will not be replaced completely anytime soon.

Which of the following, if true, most strengthens Heather's objection to Stan's claim?


A. Phone lines wired through Internet connections are generally much cheaper than those supplied by traditional telephone cable companies. Incorrect

it support Stan argument

B. The home cellular phone lines have a better chance of replacing the traditional landline than the Internet phones. Incorrect

The home cellular phone lines are irrelevant

C. Research has shown that when there is a dominant provider of communication services in any given area, a monopoly is formed, and other providers tend to be assimilated by that monopoly. Irrelevant

D. Phone lines that are wired as Internet connections are less reliable than telephone cable lines, and can sometimes distort speech or disconnect. Correct

E. Almost all of the current telephone devices have the capability of functioning with an Internet-based phone line. Incorrect

telephone device is not main fact; Phone line is main fact
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Conclusions :
1. Stan: Internet connection with land line will completely replace the existing telephone lines.
2. Heather: traditional land line will not be replaced completely anytime soon.
Need to find : strengthening Heather's objection

Choices:
A. Phone lines wired through Internet connections are generally much cheaper than those supplied by traditional telephone cable companies.
-- this means Internet connection with land line is cheaper and this weakens Heather's argument. Incorrect

B. The home cellular phone lines have a better chance of replacing the traditional landline than the Internet phones.
-- this is out of context . Incorrect.

C. Research has shown that when there is a dominant provider of communication services in any given area, a monopoly is formed, and other providers tend to be assimilated by that monopoly.
-- Out of context. Incorrect.

D. Phone lines that are wired as Internet connections are less reliable than telephone cable lines, and can sometimes distort speech or disconnect.
-- this means that Internet connection with land line is not reliable , this is Correct. Strengthens Heather's argument.

E. Almost all of the current telephone devices have the capability of functioning with an Internet-based phone line.
-- this doesn't affect the argument. Out of scope so Incorrect.
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