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# The Transit Authority s proposal to increase fares by 40

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Updated on: 20 Jul 2015, 06:22
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The Transit Authority’s proposal to increase fares by 40 percent must be implemented. Admittedly, this fare increase will impose a hardship on some bus and subway riders. But if the fare is not increased, service will have to be cut severely and that would result in an unacceptably large loss of ridership.

The passage employs which one of the following argumentative strategies?

(A) It offers evidence that the recommended course of action would have no undesirable consequences.
(B) It shows that a proponent of any alternative position would be force into a contradiction.
(C) It arrives at its conclusion indirectly by providing reasons for rejecting an alternative course of action.
(D) It explains why the recommended course of action would not be subject to the objections raised against the alternative.
(E) It justifies the conclusion by showing that such a course of action has proven effective in the past.

Originally posted by fanatico on 28 Apr 2011, 21:06.
Last edited by reto on 20 Jul 2015, 06:22, edited 1 time in total.
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13 Apr 2015, 07:03
vjsharma25 wrote:
I was between C and D.Chosen C

Answer is definitely C. D says "(D) It explains why the recommended course of action would not be subject to the objections raised against the alternative."

The recommended course of action is to increase the fares - the alternative is to keep the fares the same. The objection against the alternative is that you would lose a ton of ridership because service will have to be cut severely. The passage does nothing to address why increasing the fares would not be subject to the same objections; i.e., that ridership would also dramatically decrease because now people can't afford to take public transit.
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