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The seafront properties in Southern coastal regions of India had always been expensive and most sought after. After the Tsunami hit the coastal regions of India last year, the prices of the seafront properties dropped as most inhabitants started evacuating their homes and moved inlands. As a result the property values of inland homes started increasing. The installation of the Tsunami sensors will definitely bring the seafront property prices to its original glory and thus the original price.

Which of the following, if true, most calls into question the reasoning on which the plan is based?

A. Many good schools were also asked to open their branches near to the seashore to further increase the interest of people in buying properties near the sea.
B. Because of the economic slowdown in India, the cost of all properties have dropped at least 10% compared to last year and the trend is expected to continue this year.
C. Many not-for-profit organizations have been requesting the installation of Tsunami sensors for a very long time.
D. Some people have always preferred to buy properties inland rather than on seafronts.
E. Since this was the first time people in India experienced a Tsunami, many owners of the seafront properties did not feel safe to return to their properties before the sensors were installed.
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Please explain how E is justified with the portion of the sentence- 'before the sensors were installed'.
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New post 23 Nov 2017, 02:34
Question says-
Due to Tsunami inhabitants started evacuating their homes and moved inland.
This causing property values of inland homes started increasing and seafront properties dropped .

Conclusion :
The installation of the Tsunami sensors will definitely bring the seafront property prices to its original glory and thus the original price.

Here we have the plan We need to show the plan to be failed.

A. Many good schools were also asked to open their branches near to the seashore to further increase the interest of people in buying properties near the sea.
This is not impacting sensor installation to bringing back Inhabitants back. Not Correct

B. Because of the economic slowdown in India, the cost of all properties have dropped at least 10% compared to last year and the trend is expected to continue this year.
Its says price of all properties were dropped. Question says Inland prices are increased Not correct

C. Many not-for-profit organizations have been requesting the installation of Tsunami sensors for a very long time.
Supporting Installation of sensor will be supporting argument Not correct

D. Some people have always preferred to buy properties inland rather than on seafronts.
Answer choice talks about some people.But this is not impacting sensor installationNot correct

E. Since this was the first time people in India experienced a Tsunami, many owners of the seafront properties did not feel safe to return to their properties before the sensors were installed.
This is also supporting installation of sensors.

IMO E is presenting the reason for answer if underlined part is not present.

People is not feeling safe and may say that plan will not work though sensors was installed.

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A. Many good schools were also asked to open their branches near to the seashore to further increase the interest of people in buying properties near the sea. Strengthener
B. Because of the economic slowdown in India, the cost of all properties have dropped at least 10% compared to last year and the trend is expected to continue this year. in general the price are down so even extra would not count CORRECT
C. Many not-for-profit organizations have been requesting the installation of Tsunami sensors for a very long time. Irrelevant
D. Some people have always preferred to buy properties inland rather than on seafronts. Irrelevant
E. Since this was the first time people in India experienced a Tsunami, many owners of the seafront properties did not feel safe to return to their properties before the sensors were installed. We dont know how many owner are against so can be cancelled out (RUNNER -UP FOR ME )
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I need to understand why option E is correct, instead of option B.

Option E seems to be more like a strengthener rather than a weakener. Need an expert opinion here.

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I also Think Option B is correct. As all prices have dropped no matter what is done the prices wont come back to orginal. Option E seems to be strengthener.

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E appears to be a strengthener here that before the installation of sensors the inhabitants were scared and hence won't return to the properties, leaving us room to think that the same behavior won't be observed after the installation of sensors- contrary to what we need to prove- installation of sensors will not help the properties to get back to original price. Please assist.
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