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# Terrence Gurney suggests that because his books appeal to a wide audie

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22 Nov 2017, 23:05
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Terrence Gurney suggests that because his books appeal to a wide audience, he is not given due credit for his literary achievements. Surely he is mistaken. Gurney's books tell interesting stories, but the writing is flat, leaving no lasting impression on the reader. This is likely the reason that Gurney has not received praise for literary achievement.

Which one of the following most accurately states the argument's overall conclusion?

(A) Terrence Gurney is mistaken when he suggests that the wide appeal of his books has prevented him from being given due credit for his literary achievements.
(B) Terrence Gurney's books are not significant literary achievements.
(C) Even though Terrence Gurney's books tell interesting stories, his writing is flat and leaves no lasting impression on the reader.
(D) Terrence Gurney has not been given due credit for his literary achievements because his books appeal to such a wide audience.
(E) Terrence Gurney should have received some praise for his literary achievements despite the fact that his writing is flat and leaves no lasting impression on the reader.

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22 Nov 2017, 23:39
I believe A is the answer since the objective is to state that Gurney is mistaken and to explain the reason behind his mis conception.

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08 Dec 2017, 00:41
hi all

Can someone explain why not B instead of A?

The passage's central theme is the book written by author and the shenanigan claims of the author of not getting the due credit. The conclusion should be the related to the book not being good enough. That is the main cause. Option A is an effect of primary conclusion hence a secondary conclusion!

What do you say?
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08 Dec 2017, 02:42
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bapism07 wrote:
hi all

Can someone explain why not B instead of A?

The passage's central theme is the book written by author and the shenanigan claims of the author of not getting the due credit. The conclusion should be the related to the book not being good enough. That is the main cause. Option A is an effect of primary conclusion hence a secondary conclusion!

What do you say?

Pay attention to the word "Significant" in option B. Extreme words are generally avoided in CR questions
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21 May 2018, 10:23
Akela wrote:
Terrence Gurney suggests that because his books appeal to a wide audience, he is not given due credit for his literary achievements. Surely he is mistaken. Gurney's books tell interesting stories, but the writing is flat, leaving no lasting impression on the reader. This is likely the reason that Gurney has not received praise for literary achievement.

Which one of the following most accurately states the argument's overall conclusion?

(A) Terrence Gurney is mistaken when he suggests that the wide appeal of his books has prevented him from being given due credit for his literary achievements.
(B) Terrence Gurney's books are not significant literary achievements.
(C) Even though Terrence Gurney's books tell interesting stories, his writing is flat and leaves no lasting impression on the reader.
(D) Terrence Gurney has not been given due credit for his literary achievements because his books appeal to such a wide audience.
(E) Terrence Gurney should have received some praise for his literary achievements despite the fact that his writing is flat and leaves no lasting impression on the reader.

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A. Nice. All passage in 1 sentence.
B. It is too extreme supposition.
C. It is all true. But only in part. It is not the whole passage.
D. It is simply false. The passage states an opposite thing.
E. No word about it in a passage or even any hint. We can say more. The passge states the opposite.
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22 May 2018, 08:34
A is the best answer here as it encapsulates the crux of whole Argument and is the overall conclusion.

Akela wrote:
Terrence Gurney suggests that because his books appeal to a wide audience, he is not given due credit for his literary achievements. Surely he is mistaken. Gurney's books tell interesting stories, but the writing is flat, leaving no lasting impression on the reader. This is likely the reason that Gurney has not received praise for literary achievement.

Which one of the following most accurately states the argument's overall conclusion?

(A) Terrence Gurney is mistaken when he suggests that the wide appeal of his books has prevented him from being given due credit for his literary achievements.
(B) Terrence Gurney's books are not significant literary achievements.
(C) Even though Terrence Gurney's books tell interesting stories, his writing is flat and leaves no lasting impression on the reader.
(D) Terrence Gurney has not been given due credit for his literary achievements because his books appeal to such a wide audience.
(E) Terrence Gurney should have received some praise for his literary achievements despite the fact that his writing is flat and leaves no lasting impression on the reader.

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10 Jun 2018, 23:56
bapism07 wrote:
hi all

Can someone explain why not B instead of A?

The passage's central theme is the book written by author and the shenanigan claims of the author of not getting the due credit. The conclusion should be the related to the book not being good enough. That is the main cause. Option A is an effect of primary conclusion hence a secondary conclusion!

What do you say?

Re read the passage. It states that he got some achievements: some might be significant while some may not, NO CREDIT was given to his achievements. I think this is where you are falling for.

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