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by annrae » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:03 pm
16. Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible. Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising.
Consumer: But who pays for the advertising that pays for low-priced newspapers and magazines? We consumers do, because advertisers pass along advertising costs to us through the higher prices they charge for their products.
Which of the following best describes how the consumer counters the advertiser’s argument?
(A) By alleging something that, if true, would weaken the plausibility of the advertiser’s conclusion
(B) By questioning the truth of the purportedly factual statement on which the advertiser’s conclusion is based
(C) By offering an interpretation of the advertiser’s opening statement that, if accurate, shows that there is an implicit contradiction in it
(D) By pointing out that the advertiser’s point of view is biased
(E) By arguing that the advertiser too narrowly restricts the discussion to the effects of advertising that are economic

OA A Why ?

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by jan08 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 8:35 pm
IMO A: Advertiser's conclusion that consumer is economically benefited is weakened if the Consumer's argument is true.

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by gte793n » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:45 am
annrae wrote:16. Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible. Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising.
Consumer: But who pays for the advertising that pays for low-priced newspapers and magazines? We consumers do, because advertisers pass along advertising costs to us through the higher prices they charge for their products.
Which of the following best describes how the consumer counters the advertiser’s argument?
(A) By alleging something that, if true, would weaken the plausibility of the advertiser’s conclusion
(B) By questioning the truth of the purportedly factual statement on which the advertiser’s conclusion is based
(C) By offering an interpretation of the advertiser’s opening statement that, if accurate, shows that there is an implicit contradiction in it
(D) By pointing out that the advertiser’s point of view is biased
(E) By arguing that the advertiser too narrowly restricts the discussion to the effects of advertising that are economic

OA A Why ?
Here's how I see it:

First, consumer is attacking advertiser's conclusion that the ads are benefitting consumers. So I want the answer to say something about advertiser's conclusion. This will eliminate B, C, and D.

Second, by comparing the choice A and E, A sounds more close to the argument because consumer is bringing a kind of new facts, or allegations, that would prove that advertiser's conclusion is not necessarily true. Although E also sounds good for that consumers are offering the ideas that advertiser hasn't thought of, therefore, implying that advertiser's thoughts were narrow, we cannot make this assumption and consumer is still discussing the economic impact of the ads.

Therefore, A.

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by lokeshg98 » Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:21 am
I chose "C". But now i have found the problem in this answer choice.

Consumer's answer actually attacks the second statement "Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising."
of the Advertiser. The opening statement of the advertiser may still hold true.

And Choice C talks about the opening statement only and so a wrong choice.

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by gmatmachoman » Sun Aug 23, 2009 9:03 am
Wow!!!nice question!!

Somehow when I am using 2/5 rule,I righlty choose the second option.Here in case, I opted C instead A.

Guys,How could I eliminate this problem.Today almost 6 CR went busted by this choosy elimination of the right one !!

Suggestions plz

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by chiraagb » Tue Sep 22, 2009 5:54 am
annrae wrote:16. Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible. Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising.
Consumer: But who pays for the advertising that pays for low-priced newspapers and magazines? We consumers do, because advertisers pass along advertising costs to us through the higher prices they charge for their products.
Which of the following best describes how the consumer counters the advertiserï¿½s argument?
(A) By alleging something that, if true, would weaken the plausibility of the advertiserï¿½s conclusion
(B) By questioning the truth of the purportedly factual statement on which the advertiserï¿½s conclusion is based
(C) By offering an interpretation of the advertiserï¿½s opening statement that, if accurate, shows that there is an implicit contradiction in it
(D) By pointing out that the advertiserï¿½s point of view is biased
(E) By arguing that the advertiser too narrowly restricts the discussion to the effects of advertising that are economic

OA A Why ?
Why is the answer not B?

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by aravindb » Fri Jun 18, 2010 5:33 am
but why A is correct?

the consumer dint provide a conditional conclusion..

he doesn't say ' if it is true that advertising costs are paid by consumers , then consumers wont get any benefit '

his tone says ' it is INFACT the consumers that pay the advertisement costs'

he doesnt say ' if X is true,,,,'

Guys pls help.. i picked E

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by pnk » Fri Jun 18, 2010 9:27 am
annrae wrote:
16. Advertiser: The revenue that newspapers and magazines earn by publishing advertisements allows publishers to keep the prices per copy of their publications much lower than would otherwise be possible. Therefore, consumers benefit economically from advertising. (advertiser bear a portion of price per copy --> consumer gains)

Consumer: But who pays for the advertising that pays for low-priced newspapers and magazines? We consumers do, because advertisers pass along advertising costs to us through the higher prices they charge for their products. (advertiser recover t portion by charging higher price --> implictly says, consumer does not gain)

Which of the following best describes how the consumer counters the advertiserï¿½s argument?

(A) By alleging something that, if true, would weaken the plausibility of the advertiserï¿½s conclusion (advertiser recover t money from consumer thro higher prices...so consumer do not gain => advertiser conclusion weakend)
(B) By questioning the truth of the purportedly factual statement on which the advertiserï¿½s conclusion is based (does not touch advertiser's statement that 'advertiser bear t cost'....rather gives new information)
(C) By offering an interpretation of the advertiserï¿½s opening statement that, if accurate, shows that there is an implicit contradiction in it (does not interpret advertiser opening statement that advertiser bear cost...rather gives new info)
(D) By pointing out that the advertiserï¿½s point of view is biased (no biasness shown)
(E) By arguing that the advertiser too narrowly restricts the discussion to the effects of advertising that are economic (both advetiser and consumer focussed on economic reason)

OA A Why ?
IMO A

took 2:20 mins to solve; Will appreciate some help on how to approach such problems to minimize the time

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by martin.jonson007 » Fri Jun 18, 2010 10:21 pm
A is INCORRECT...!

No matter wat is OA...

C is correct...!

@gmatmachoman... dear, it looks like either u hav loose enthusiasm or don't knw wat.. u r not appearing as Dynamic as u used to be earlier... yr Test date is near so u shud be very much interested in ques.. no matter wat..

The only good thing in Verbal section is that native speakers don't have UNFAIR ADVANTAGE IN CR SECTION...!

So keep fighting with nuances of CR ...

Gud Luck...

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