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# Tinea is a skin infection caused by certain fungi. A

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Tinea is a skin infection caused by certain fungi. A significant fraction of the ppl who contract tinea have outbreaks of its symptoms again and again. This proves that, for each of these individuals, the original case of tinea was, in fact, nver completely cured.

The argument above assumes that a person who has outbreaks of tinea symptoms again and again
(A) can never be completely cured of tinea.
(B) does not understand what causes tinea.
(C) did not get medical treatment for the original case of tinea.
(D) did not take steps to avoid contracting tinea.
(E) has not been repeatedly infected with tinea.

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13 Feb 2005, 19:00
E.

A) can never be completely cured of tinea. - May be it can be cured if the reason for tinea recurrence is understood and treated. Extreme.
(B) does not understand what causes tinea. - Cause of tinea is out of scope.
C. - may be, may be not.
(D) did not take steps to avoid contracting tinea. - may be, may be not.

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13 Feb 2005, 19:35
I think it is E. If a person has not been repeatedly infected but had symptoms of infection again and again then he was never completely cured in the first place.
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14 Feb 2005, 15:32
Thanks guys..

OA is (E)
14 Feb 2005, 15:32
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