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This one felt tricky. The explanation was basically asking for you to identify a person who was able to reduce emotional stress by playing any sport. While this was the best answer, it felt like this question was unnecessarily tricky. I choose B because while it is too broad it felt like the better answer than assuming someone with an issue with habit forming drugs would benefit from tennis, esp since it said most but not all.
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pareekpranjal wrote:
I didn't feel comfortable with (C), what if that Opoid is one of those drugs that are not part of "most" category that causes emotional depression? And if we're dealing with likely, why can B not be correct?

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I have the same doubt.

Since answer choice (C) is too specific and generally it is recommended to avoid being specific if the passage quotes words such as - "most" , "likely" etc. I would prefer going by option (B) that is as safe as required to be the correct answer.

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shivarora306 wrote:
pareekpranjal wrote:
I didn't feel comfortable with (C), what if that Opoid is one of those drugs that are not part of "most" category that causes emotional depression? And if we're dealing with likely, why can B not be correct?

Any response to the above query ?
I have the same doubt.

Since answer choice (C) is too specific and generally it is recommended to avoid being specific if the passage quotes words such as - "most" , "likely" etc. I would prefer going by option (B) that is as safe as required to be the correct answer.

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The argument is about emotional depression AFTER LEAVING A DRUG and not emotional depression in general.

Hope this helps.
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shivarora306 wrote:
pareekpranjal wrote:
I didn't feel comfortable with (C), what if that Opoid is one of those drugs that are not part of "most" category that causes emotional depression? And if we're dealing with likely, why can B not be correct?

Any response to the above query ?
I have the same doubt.

Since answer choice (C) is too specific and generally it is recommended to avoid being specific if the passage quotes words such as - "most" , "likely" etc. I would prefer going by option (B) that is as safe as required to be the correct answer.

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I eliminated C for the same reason: what if the opioid isn't in the group "most habit forming drugs"?
But now I think I understand why we can't eliminate C for that reason.
The passage states that withdrawal from most habit-forming drugs causes depression. Option C states that the opioid is addictive (i.e. habit-forming). Since withdrawal from most habit-forming drugs causes depression, and since the opioid is a habit-forming drug, then it is highly likely that withdrawal from the opioid causes depression. Thus, it must be true that someone who stops using the opioid will *most likely* suffer from depression. If the words "most likely" were omitted, then we could eliminate C for the reason we originally thought.

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pareekpranjal wrote:
I didn't feel comfortable with (C), what if that Opoid is one of those drugs that are not part of "most" category that causes emotional depression? And if we're dealing with likely, why can B not be correct?

I feel the same because the paragraph doesn't mention Opoid but instead says "most of the drugs" and Opoid doesn't necessarily come under most category.

And the question is asking for what MUST be true.

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Discontinuing the use of most habit-forming drugs causes emotional depression. While playing recreational sports can help reduce the emotional depression caused by discontinuing the use of such drugs, some amount of emotional depression is unlikely to be preventable.

If all of the above statements are true, which of the following must be true?

A. Individuals who discontinue the use of any habit-forming drug will experience at least some emotional depression.
B. People who participate in recreational sports regularly are less likely to suffer from emotional depression than people who do not.
C. An individual who discontinues the use of an addictive opioid will most likely suffer from some emotional depression despite playing recreational tennis.
D. Individuals who use habit-forming drugs are likely to avoid emotional depression by continuing to use those drugs.
E. Playing recreational sports is the best way to reduce the amount of emotional depression caused by discontinuing the use of habit-forming drugs.

[prem] -hform drugs = depres
[con] while sports = -this depres, some depres isnt preventable;

(E) sports = -depres, but never stated it is the best form to -depre, out;
(D) continuing the use might avoid "further" depression, we don't know if its total depression or that avoided by the drugs, out;
(B) sports help -depres from discont drugs, doesnt say that those who do sports are less likely to get depressed, out;
(A) "most" drugs caused such effect, not all, out;

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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation. Great, thorough explanation.
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I think this is a high-quality question and I agree with explanation. I would just add the assumption that an "addictive opioid" is a habit-forming drug
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pareekpranjal wrote:
I didn't feel comfortable with (C), what if that Opoid is one of those drugs that are not part of "most" category that causes emotional depression? And if we're dealing with likely, why can B not be correct?

Choice B is very generic and can be considered irrelevant , while C is the most likely option
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IMO it is weird that C is the correct answer. Why can we just assume that opoid is a habit-forming drug, and if it is so, is it even within the category of 'most of the habit-forming drugs'. Confusing to me.
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I think this is a poor-quality question. the questions asks for 'MUST' be true. One can easily say that opioids are part of a group of habit forming drugs that do not cause emotional depression.

While C might be the best option it does not have to be true according to the statements.
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I think this is a poor-quality question.
The question is better to be supplemented some infor to hint to the difference between A and C, especially the meaing of addictive opioid
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pareekpranjal wrote:
I didn't feel comfortable with (C), what if that Opoid is one of those drugs that are not part of "most" category that causes emotional depression? And if we're dealing with likely, why can B not be correct?

B doesn't talk about use of habit-forming drugs
C uses "most likely",i.e. probability of this happening is high. Going by argument, it is true.
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I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. C requires an assumption that an opioid is a "habit-forming drug". This is not stated anywhere, and would require prior knowledge and a big jump to the conclusion. I considered this option, but since opioid was not present anywhere in the initial statement, it felt like out of scope
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Aline_R wrote:
I think this is a poor-quality question and I don't agree with the explanation. C requires an assumption that an opioid is a "habit-forming drug". This is not stated anywhere, and would require prior knowledge and a big jump to the conclusion. I considered this option, but since opioid was not present anywhere in the initial statement, it felt like out of scope

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Thank you for the feedback.
The answer choice C says "addictive oppioid" - that means a habit-forming drug. I do not believe there is an issue with an assumption here because of the word "addictive"
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