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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote a cr from gmatclub tagged by: This topic has 1 expert reply and 6 member replies a cr from gmatclub Sportswriter: Many fans have complained loudly about the goaltender when our beloved home team lost important games during the regular season these past five years. Clearly, though, the team's offense has also played a key part in these disappointing losses. Over the past five years, the number of goals scored by the home team has been well below the league average, and further analysis indicates that the average skill level of the team's opponents has remained the same. The boldface portion of the sportswriter's argument has which of the following functions? A)It is the main point of the argument. B)It is evidence that the author attempts to explain. C)It introduces an opinion the author opposes. D)It is an opinion that the author ultimately decides is appropriate. E)It introduces evidence for the author's main point. i dont think the answer is C. i think it should be E instead of C.... the bold sentence is just a premise before giving a main point with the word " clearly though" anybody has any explanation for me please Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 14 Sep 2009 Posted: 344 messages Followed by: 3 members Upvotes: 28 GMAT Score: 700 Where is bold part ? Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 31 May 2011 Posted: 116 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 2 Test Date: September 12 Target GMAT Score: 700+ Could you post the question with the bold face please? Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Joined 10 May 2011 Posted: 461 messages Followed by: 3 members Upvotes: 36 C states that the bold face is an evidence which is not true.It is rather an opinion. choice is between A and E. A seems appropriate as it considers the opinion.E considers is to be an evidence,which in fact is the statement mentioned after the opinion. hence A. _________________ For Understanding Sustainability,Green Businesses and Social Entrepreneurship visit -https://aamthoughts.blogspot.com/ (Featured Best Green Site Worldwide-https://bloggers.com/green/popular/page2) Legendary Member Joined 07 May 2010 Posted: 1119 messages Followed by: 2 members Upvotes: 29 Sportswriter: Many fans have complained loudly about the goaltender when our beloved home team lost important games during the regular season these past five years. Clearly, though, the team's offense has also played a key part in these disappointing losses. Over the past five years, the number of goals scored by the home team has been well below the league average, and further analysis indicates that the average skill level of the team's opponents has remained the same. The boldface portion of the sportswriter's argument has which of the following functions? A)It is the main point of the argument. B)It is evidence that the author attempts to explain. C)It introduces an opinion the author opposes. D)It is an opinion that the author ultimately decides is appropriate. E)It introduces evidence for the author's main point. sorry. i forgot... there the bold face. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 21 Sep 2010 Posted: 39 messages Upvotes: 2 IMO: C The boldface part states team lose was due to goaltender, this is clearly an opinion. And author disagrees with this opinion by introducing another fact/reason, decrease of offensive skill. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Joined 25 Apr 2011 Posted: 83 messages Upvotes: 1 IMO C GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Joined 22 Feb 2010 Posted: 2193 messages Followed by: 509 members Upvotes: 1186 GMAT Score: 770 "die" - Look for the hard transitions in critical reasoning. Examples are "but" "however" "on the other hand" "yet" and many more. These are very important for every type of critical reasoning except inference. Whenever you have a hard transition everything before that is going to then be contradicted by the author's main point. Here is an example. "Many people think that it is wasteful of energy for so many people live in the American Southwest where they have to run the air conditioning so often. However, because it costs much more to heat a home than to air condition it, a home in the Northeastern United States actually uses considerably more energy." You can see in the example that the first portion is only stated so that it can be contradicted. It is set up in order to be knocked down. The same through is true with the argument that you have posted. The transition here is "though." It is not as hard of a transition as "however" but we can say that what comes after the "though" is opposing what came before it. Although I am not sure that this particular argument works perfectly. The author is not really opposing the idea of complaining about the goaltender, he is just making sure that the offense is complained about, too! Not sure it is a great question here but C is the best answer. _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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