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The spread of Avian flu from animals to humans has been well-documented, but less understood is the mechanism by which it is spread from one bird species to another. In order to avoid a worldwide epidemic of Avian flu, scientists must make that study a first priority. To solely tackle the human dimension of this possible pandemic is to miss half of the problem: its spread from one hemisphere to another.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

(A) The bolded phrase states a premise of the argument.

(B) The bolded phrase contradicts the author’s main point.

(C) The bolded phrase makes a statement that the author is about to contradict.

(D) The bolded phrase states the author’s conclusion.

(E) The bolded phrase states an assumption the author is making.

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Ans. D. Since its a kind of recommendation it must be the conclusion of the argument.
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The spread of Avian flu from animals to humans has been well-documented, but less understood is the mechanism by which it is spread from one bird species to another. In order to avoid a worldwide epidemic of Avian flu, scientists must make that study a first priority. To solely tackle the human dimension of this possible pandemic is to miss half of the problem: its spread from one hemisphere to another.

The bolded phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument above?

(A) The bolded phrase states a premise of the argument.

(B) The bolded phrase contradicts the author’s main point.

(C) The bolded phrase makes a statement that the author is about to contradict.

(D) The bolded phrase states the author’s conclusion.

(E) The bolded phrase states an assumption the author is making.


A - not apremise
B - no contradiction is made on author's point
C - Author does not contradict the phrase
D - Is the conclusion
E - Not assumption.
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In order to avoid a worldwide epidemic of Avian flu, scientists must make that study a first priority. To solely tackle the human dimension of this possible pandemic is to miss half of the problem : its spread from one hemisphere to another.


The highlighted part supports the previous statement, hence we can certainly state the Bold part is the main conclusion...

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Split #1: SVA

This sentence is tricky because it has a compound subject “success . . . and . . . vaccine.” A compound subject of the form P and Q always takes a plural verb. We need the plural verb “suggest.” Choices (B) & (D) use the singular verb “suggests”—a SVA error. Those two choices are incorrect.

Split #2: Verb tense

We use the past perfect tense to indicate a past action that preceded others. If other words make clear that one past event happened before others, then the GMAT generally considers it redundant to use the past perfect tense as a second indication of the time sequence. In this sentence, the adverb “initially” clearly indicates that the press reports preceded the growing success and the vaccine. We don’t need a verb in the past perfect tense as well. Choices (C) & (E) do this and are quite suspect.

Split #3: prediction and certainty.

The situation is about the progress of a disease, a disease initially projected to be very bad. Now, doctors have growing success and there’s a new vaccine. It seems as if things are getting better, but this is an uncertain prediction in a realm in which other factors may intervene. The prompt clearly frames the situation in this way: by using the auxiliary verb “might,” it conveys the uncertain nature of the outlook. Choices (A) & (B) use “might.”

Choices (C) & (D) use the much stronger “could not be” and choice (E) uses “would not be.” In other words, these three choices are making a claim of complete certainty. Complete certainty is appropriate, say, in a mathematical realm—e.g. a prime number greater than 10 could not be even—but in the rough-and-tumble of an up-and-down world, especially with large-scale public health issues, such claims of complete certainty sound absolutely hubristic. These are not appropriate to the context. Choices (C) & (D) & (E) are wrong.

The only possible choice is (A).
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Split #1: SVA

This sentence is tricky because it has a compound subject “success . . . and . . . vaccine.” A compound subject of the form P and Q always takes a plural verb. We need the plural verb “suggest.” Choices (B) & (D) use the singular verb “suggests”—a SVA error. Those two choices are incorrect.

Split #2: Verb tense

We use the past perfect tense to indicate a past action that preceded others. If other words make clear that one past event happened before others, then the GMAT generally considers it redundant to use the past perfect tense as a second indication of the time sequence. In this sentence, the adverb “initially” clearly indicates that the press reports preceded the growing success and the vaccine. We don’t need a verb in the past perfect tense as well. Choices (C) & (E) do this and are quite suspect.

Split #3: prediction and certainty.

The situation is about the progress of a disease, a disease initially projected to be very bad. Now, doctors have growing success and there’s a new vaccine. It seems as if things are getting better, but this is an uncertain prediction in a realm in which other factors may intervene. The prompt clearly frames the situation in this way: by using the auxiliary verb “might,” it conveys the uncertain nature of the outlook. Choices (A) & (B) use “might.”

Choices (C) & (D) use the much stronger “could not be” and choice (E) uses “would not be.” In other words, these three choices are making a claim of complete certainty. Complete certainty is appropriate, say, in a mathematical realm—e.g. a prime number greater than 10 could not be even—but in the rough-and-tumble of an up-and-down world, especially with large-scale public health issues, such claims of complete certainty sound absolutely hubristic. These are not appropriate to the context. Choices (C) & (D) & (E) are wrong.

The only possible choice is (A).


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