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# their own bank, the bank s depositors, who had been worried

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their own bank, the bank s depositors, who had been worried [#permalink]

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25 Jul 2007, 22:16
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their own bank, the bank’s depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that since top executives evidently have faith in the bank’s financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. They might well be overoptimistic, however since corporate executives have sometimes bought shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the company’s health. In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states the counterevidence on which the argument relies.
B. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion supported by the evidence.
C. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is evidence that undermines the support for this intermediate conclusion.
D. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states a further conclusion supported by this intermediate conclusion.

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25 Jul 2007, 23:39
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26 Jul 2007, 08:43
top executives evidently have faith in the bank’s financial soundness (Intermediate conculsion)
They might well be overoptimistic (Main conculusion).
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26 Jul 2007, 12:04
Its either B or D.
Now,second is the main conclusion...thats ok.

But how is first one an intermedate conclusion...it begins with they reason that since
Now,this is the argument of the depositors and not the author...so how is it an intermediate conclusion.

Can anyone explain??

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26 Jul 2007, 12:14
I go with answer C here.

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26 Jul 2007, 21:51
ajisha wrote:
their own bank, the bank’s depositors, who had been worried by rumors that the bank faced impending financial collapse, have been greatly relieved. They reason that since top executives evidently have faith in the bank’s financial soundness, those worrisome rumors must be false. They might well be overoptimistic, however since corporate executives have sometimes bought shares in their own company in a calculated attempt to dispel negative rumors about the company’s health. In the argument given, the two boldfaced portions play which of the following roles?

A. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states the counterevidence on which the argument relies.
B. The first summarizes the evidence used in the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is an intermediate conclusion supported by the evidence.
C. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is evidence that undermines the support for this intermediate conclusion.
D. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first is an intermediate conclusion that forms part of the reasoning called into question by the argument; the second states a further conclusion supported by this intermediate conclusion.

What is the OA? Thanks!

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26 Jul 2007, 23:33
asaf gave a good explanation

Agree with D
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27 Jul 2007, 00:02
C

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