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This editorial cannot be a good argument because it is barely literate

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This editorial cannot be a good argument because it is barely literate. Run-on sentences, slang, and perfectly dreadful grammar appear regularly throughout. Anything that poorly written cannot be making very much sense.

Which of the following identifies an assumption in the argument above?

(A) This editorial was written by someone other than the usual editor.

(B) Generally speaking, very few editorials are poor in style or grammar.

(C) The language of an argument is indicative of its validity.

(D) Generally speaking, the majority of editorials are poor in style and grammar.

(E) The author of the editorial purposely uses poor grammar to disguise what he knows is a bad argument.
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This editorial cannot be a good argument because it is barely literate. Run-on sentences, slang, and perfectly dreadful grammar appear regularly throughout. Anything that poorly written cannot be making very much sense.

Which of the following identifies an assumption in the argument above?

(A) This editorial was written by someone other than the usual editor.

(B) Generally speaking, very few editorials are poor in style or grammar.

(C) The language of an argument is indicative of its validity.

(D) Generally speaking, the majority of editorials are poor in style and grammar.

(E) The author of the editorial purposely uses poor grammar to disguise what he knows is a bad argument.


Most of the options are out of scope and way out of context discussed in the stimulus, making claims which we can not validate as an assumption.

Thus, answer must be (C), errors in other options highlighted in RED.
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the answer should be C
all other option are out of scope and do not make sense.
Re: This editorial cannot be a good argument because it is barely literate   [#permalink] 03 Mar 2017, 19:48
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