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

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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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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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Re: Terrence Gurney suggests that because his books appeal to a wide audie [#permalink]

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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!

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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!

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Pay attention to the word "Significant" in option B. Extreme words are generally avoided in CR questions
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