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I have 2 questions on strengthen and weaken question.
Q1: Why the term if true is used only in "strengthen and weaken question", not in other types of CR question?
Q2: What is the role of the term if true in strengthen and weaken question?
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We already know that whatever the argument gives us, we need to assume that to be true.

Thank you so much VeritasKarishma,
I'm still confused about the term! If we know everything about the argument (the argument never tell a lie!), why GMAC uses the term "if true" to convince us that "the argument is 100% true"? Why this term (if true) is not used in other types of questions like inference, bold face question, etc..?
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I have a doubt in this question with regards to Option E. Although you have explained this question in details, my doubt is how can we infer that " The book reviewer does not believe that she knows San Francisco better than Peter Lee does"

The reviewer only say Lee knows the city as well as she does. it can't be inferred that she knows the city less than Lee.

https://gmatclub.com/forum/when-i-read- ... 71538.html


Absolutely! We cannot say that she knows the city less than the author. But note that we can infer that she does not know the city better than the author.

In case of a city she knows well, she wants the author to know the city as well as she does. She then says that the author does not disappoint. So we can conclude that the author knows the city as much as she does. So she does not know the city better than the author.
(E) says that she does NOT believe that she knows the city better than Lee does.
This makes complete sense. Hence (E) is correct.
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VeritasKarishma mam another doubt in this question

https://gmatclub.com/forum/high-technol ... 34543.html

I am stuck in two answer choices in this question....C and D

I am unable to proceed further

Kindly guide further


There you go: https://gmatclub.com/forum/high-technol ... l#p2173557
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Would you please talk about EVALUATE questions, as a general strategy I know this type of question should be treated ad Weaken questions but I have not been successful at answering this type of question correctly, any general tipos (with some depth please) and examples?? Thanks! :D

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Hello and welcome to my CR Expert Topic. Let me know if you have any CR questions I can help with - strategy, specific ones, etc.

You may know me from forum discussion - I am one of the resident Veritas Prep Experts on GMAT Club. I have over 8,000 posts and 22,000 Kudos. I hope you find my replies and explanations helpful. If you have any specific questions about Critical Reasoning in General such as strategy/approach, feel free to post them here and I will be happy to address them. I intend to have this thread be as a "Everything You Need to Know about CR" type of thread.

If you have questions about a specific CR question and why something does not seem right, please post a link here for me with your specific question/concern. Please do not double-post - that's not polite and against the GMAT Club rules.

Thank you all - good luck on the GMAT and look forward to seeing you in the CR forum!
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Hey andraus,

Here is a link to a couple of posts I have written on "Useful to Evaluate" questions:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/veritas-prep ... l#p2170450

Send me the link to any particular evaluate question that you would like me to discuss.
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Thanks a lot VeritasKarishma mam for the detailed explanation to both the questions :)
Whatever CR questions I had solved on this GMAT club forum, For the detailed explanations I always look for your post as it is explained in a very lucid way and spot on.

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Hi VeritasKarishma,

Thank you for taking this initiative. :-)

Can you please shed some light on this - https://gmatclub.com/forum/university-p ... l#p2173571

I found option E to be lucrative as well ( as it kind of strengthens the premise that the university president makes to begin the argument )

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Hi VeritasKarishma,

Thank you for taking this initiative. :-)

Can you please shed some light on this - https://gmatclub.com/forum/university-p ... l#p2173571

I found option E to be lucrative as well ( as it kind of strengthens the premise that the university president makes to begin the argument )

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I understand why Gladi. I have explained here why (E) is not correct:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/university-p ... l#p2173620
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Thanks a lot VeritasKarishma mam for the detailed explanation to both the questions :)
Whatever CR questions I had solved on this GMAT club forum, For the detailed explanations I always look for your post as it is explained in a very lucid way and spot on.

Please keep enlightening us with your inputs...


Thank you vasuca10! Glad my inputs help!
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Request to all forum users:

I am one of the forum experts on the CR forum. If you would like me to take a look at any question on this forum, please mention it on this thread.

Since I receive 100s of mails everyday in my mailbox, unfortunately, it becomes very difficult to follow up on every query even if I am tagged on it. I do take a look at this thread on a daily basis and hence will certainly get to your query if you mention here.

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Though i got to the right answer by POE , I still do not understand how the OA is related to the argument. Please explain
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I got E by POE but could not make out as to what exactly E is saying.

Please help

https://gmatclub.com/forum/to-entice-customers-away-from-competitors-red-label-supermarkets-have-275208.html#p2125042
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Though i got to the right answer by POE , I still do not understand how the OA is related to the argument. Please explain



Here you go: https://gmatclub.com/forum/ratt-race-pr ... l#p2174538
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Hope this helps:
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here is not the right choice A far stretched.
Here we need to assume that
people shop max on weekdays and not on weekends.
Moreover traffic is at peak in morning only so we are assuming morning is best time to shop.

Is my reasoning correct?
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could you please explain why E and not C??
The argument says that the stocks of X have fallen by 25%. the conclusion is about ANY mutual funds.
C says most of the stock-based MFs have fallen even further. SO the conclusion "any" wouldnt stand.

E says there is a dividend payout option. But how does this relate to loosing money as much as any other MFs??
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here is not the right choice A far stretched.
Here we need to assume that
people shop max on weekdays and not on weekends.
Moreover traffic is at peak in morning only so we are assuming morning is best time to shop.

Is my reasoning correct?


(A) is actually irrelevant. And considering that logically, weekends would be the most appropriate time to shop, if anything, this option would weaken our argument.

Here: https://gmatclub.com/forum/over-30-of-t ... l#p2175327
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could you please explain why E and not C??
The argument says that the stocks of X have fallen by 25%. the conclusion is about ANY mutual funds.
C says most of the stock-based MFs have fallen even further. SO the conclusion "any" wouldnt stand.

E says there is a dividend payout option. But how does this relate to loosing money as much as any other MFs??


I see Brian has already sorted out this query for you. So not replying on the link.
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Hi Expert,
I have 2 questions on strengthen and weaken question.
Q1: Why the term if true is used only in "strengthen and weaken question", not in other types of CR question?
Q2: What is the role of the term if true in strengthen and weaken question?
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We already know that whatever the argument gives us, we need to assume that to be true.

Thank you so much VeritasKarishma,
I'm still confused about the term! If we know everything about the argument (the argument never tell a lie!), why GMAC uses the term "if true" to convince us that "the argument is 100% true"? Why this term (if true) is not used in other types of questions like inference, bold face question, etc..?

Hi VeritasKarishma,
Did you miss this query?
Thank you
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If the argument doesn't use extreme language (such as all people who ... have ... ), you can eliminate options using extreme language (words such as all, none etc appear in such options).

Hi VeritasKarishma,
Thanks for the nice tips. I'll be very glad if you enlighten the above statement by discussing 2 or 3 official CR questions?
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Hi VeritasKarishma,
Did you miss this query?
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AsadAbu wrote:
AsadAbu wrote:
VeritasKarishma wrote:
If the argument doesn't use extreme language (such as all people who ... have ... ), you can eliminate options using extreme language (words such as all, none etc appear in such options).

Hi VeritasKarishma,
Thanks for the nice tips. I'll be very glad if you enlighten the above statement by discussing 2 or 3 official CR questions?
Thanks_

Hi VeritasKarishma,
Did you miss this query?
Thank you__


Hey AsadAbu,

No I didn't, but answering it would take time. Unfortunately, there aren't really any specific search markers so looking for them actively will be painful. I am keeping this in mind and whenever I come across an official question which hits these parameters, I will post them here.

Hope you are fine with this.

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