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The following appeared in a newspaper editorial:

It is important that penalties for drug dealing on school grounds remain extremely severe. If the penalties became less severe, more of our students would become addicted to drugs.

The argument assumes which of the following:

(A) Drug dealers are currently being deterred from drug dealing on school ground s due to the penalties at issue.
(B) Drug use is harmful to the academic careers of students.
(C) Drug dealing on school grounds is punished more harshly than drug dealing off school grounds.
(D) Those who deal drugs on school grounds are not students at those schools.
(E) There is a significant chance that some of those addicted to drugs will ultimately die from drug-related causes.

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It is important that penalties for drug dealing on school grounds remain extremely severe. If the penalties became less severe, more of our students would become addicted to drugs.

The argument assumes which of the following:

(A) Drug dealers are currently being deterred from drug dealing on school ground s due to the penalties at issue. (Correct Choice - because the penalties drug dealers stay away, without them they would come and more people would become addicted)
(B) Drug use is harmful to the academic careers of students. (Out of scope - we only consider the penalties related to drug dealing)
(C) Drug dealing on school grounds is punished more harshly than drug dealing off school grounds. (out of scope - only drug dealing on school grounds matter)
(D) Those who deal drugs on school grounds are not students at those schools. (Out of scope - penalties are penalties there is no difference whether somebody is from the specific school or not)
(E) There is a significant chance that some of those addicted to drugs will ultimately die from drug-related causes. (out of scope - nobody talks about the effects of drugs)
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The following appeared in a newspaper editorial:
It is important that penalties for drug dealing on school ground s remain extremely
severe. If the penalties became less severe, more of our students would become
addicted to drugs.
The argument assumes which of the following:
(A) Drug dealers are currently being deterred from drug dealing on school
grounds due to the penalties at issue.
(B) Drug use is harmful to the academic careers of students.
(C) Drug dealing on school grounds is punished more harshly than drug dealing
off school grounds.
(D) Those who deal drugs on school grounds are not students at those schools.
(E) There is a significant chance that some of those addicted to d rugs will ultimately
die from drug-related causes.
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Can any one please help to eliminate (C)
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Can any one please help to eliminate (C)


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The passage doesn't talk about drug dealing off school grounds. So there is no comparison here for the author to be assuming such thing. Dealing drugs off school ground is OFS
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Can somebody please explain how option A is correct?
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Author concludes that the severe penalties for drug dealing on school ground act as deterrent for increasing drug consumption by students. The penalties are either deterring the supply of drugs from dealers to students or are preventing students to consume drugs after they have acquire them or both. Any assumption in one of these directions will be a correct answer.

Answer: A
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