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New post 18 Dec 2019, 11:38
Which of the following is an assumption that, if true, would support the conclusion in the passage?

^I know that assumptions are statements that must be true. However, with the wording of the question with "if true," are we assuming the correct answer choice's statement already exists, or are we trying to make it exist.
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New post 18 Dec 2019, 11:55
Hi. You may be reading into the “if true“ a bit too much :-) nothing wrong with that of course. However the purpose of that statement is to remove any ambiguity about the claim. The test writer wants you to assume that the claim is true no matter what facts you may bring from outside of the GMAT.

For example, if they made up an argument and made up a country that that country’s president is making, they don’t want to test takers to argue that since that country does not exist and the president does not exist, that claim is not true. Instead they want you to assume the claim or the assumption ARE true within the scope of the question.

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New post 18 Dec 2019, 12:26
Thanks, but going off that question I posted, whenever I see assumption, I equate that as MUST BE TRUE within the question context. However, then I see 'if true,' which threw me off. Altogether, should I just ignore whenever I see 'if true,' and abide by my original idea that assumption = must be true?
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New post 18 Dec 2019, 13:11
Yes. I think it is safe to discard/disregard as you suggested. Do you have a link perhaps to an actual question? Please post if you have one as it would make the discussion a lot more specific.

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