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# Studies have shown that people who keep daily diet records

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15 Oct 2009, 16:22
I don't see it. The whole passage supports the first boldface. The conclusion of an argument can be at the beginning at least as I was taught. I wanna see that OA.
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16 Oct 2009, 11:22
Since author didn't post the OA, so here it is.

OA is "D".

http://www.beatthegmat.com/bold-face-fe ... 29119.html
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19 Oct 2009, 10:34
OA is D

Why?
The first boldface (diet record = diet success) is a basis for the researchers’ conclusion that many weight-loss efforts fail because people consume more than they intended. The second boldface directly illustrates how weight-loss efforts of a certain group failed for exactly that reason.

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12 Nov 2009, 06:41
OA is D of course.

As far as A, rest apart, the simple reason is, the first statement is the opinion/conclusion of the author of the passage and not the conclusion reached by the researchers.

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06 Oct 2010, 00:36
Nice question. Let's up it so that guys could enjoy it

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07 Oct 2010, 01:41
In A "Studies have shown that" - isn't it a conlusion of their studies? Isn't it what they have achieved?
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07 Oct 2010, 11:13
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As soon as I read option A I didn't feel the need to go through the other options because option A seemed right to me. That is a huuuuuge mistake. Never ever do this. Examine every option before you pick any.

After realizing my mistake I read the ques properly and concluded that there is no conclusion in the argument. It is just a collection of facts.

In Researchers opinion, weight loss efforts fail because people eat more than they intend do. And they eat more because they do no keep track of how much they consume (which is what the studies claim). Also when dieters record their intake, they eat as much as they intend to. Hence Researchers opinion is based on bold-faced peortion 1.
Bold-faced portion 2 clearly indicates that Researchers opinion is correct because the group under study did not keep track of what they ate and how much they exercised and hence were unable to lose weight.

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07 Oct 2010, 20:22
I would argue for D over A for reasons already stated. (Great explanations, folks)

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19 Oct 2010, 08:28
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I don't agree with D.
Although the first part is a premise, there is not an opinion. The researches are just reporting a finding in a study.

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pmenon wrote:
i picked A since the first boldface seems to be a conclusion to me ...

I chose A too. Wouldn't it be a conclusion if I said "Studies have shown that without water life could not be sustained". Lastly, "The study found that.." makes it sound like evidence.

I do see how D could be correct. Can you tell me the source of this question?
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19 Oct 2010, 10:02
Since the second part is not the evidence but finding . A is not correct.

the only left choice is D .

even am not convinced 100%, but the best answer is D.

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I initally chose A as well, but I can see why D is correct.

When "Studies show" something, that means its a fact/premise. I agree that this is not an opinion. But the next sentence "Researchers believe that many weight-loss efforts fail because people eat more calories than they intend to consume" is definitely an opinion or theory.

And the 2nd boldface does illustrate that their theory/opinion is correct.

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19 Oct 2010, 20:10
i picked b

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19 Oct 2010, 20:36
Very Confusing. I chose A. Can someone explain? Still confused.

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19 Oct 2010, 21:14
I picked B. My reasoning is this: The theory according to me is mentioned in this line: "Researchers believe that many weight-loss efforts fail because people eat more calories than they intend to consume." The first bold faced line is the explanation for that theory.
The line, "One study followed..." indicates that this is just one such example of a research finding. Therefore the second statement indicates an example of a study that contributes to the theory.
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20 Oct 2010, 04:07
+1 for D

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20 Oct 2010, 11:59
petrifiedbutstanding wrote:
I picked B. My reasoning is this: The theory according to me is mentioned in this line: "Researchers believe that many weight-loss efforts fail because people eat more calories than they intend to consume." The first bold faced line is the explanation for that theory.
The line, "One study followed..." indicates that this is just one such example of a research finding. Therefore the second statement indicates an example of a study that contributes to the theory.

I feel you would be right if the "Researchers believe..." was bolded. But the question asks about the "people who keep a daily journal...".

This is a trick to see if you are paying attention to the question. If the question was an argument style question where nothing was bolded, then that answer could be right.

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21 Oct 2010, 00:48
i pick D

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24 Dec 2010, 16:32
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