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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 ## Many winemakers use cork stoppers ##### This topic has 1 expert reply and 0 member replies ### Top Member ## Many winemakers use cork stoppers Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble, or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers. And since the wine-buying publicâ€™s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper will gain an increased share of the marked for wine-bottle stoppers. In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles? A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument. C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence in support of that main conclusion. D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement of that main conclusion. E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion. Can some experts help me identify the best Option needed in the argument? OA E ### GMAT/MBA Expert Legendary Member Joined 14 Jan 2015 Posted: 2666 messages Followed by: 125 members Upvotes: 1153 GMAT Score: 770 Top Reply lheiannie07 wrote: Many winemakers use cork stoppers; but cork stoppers can leak, crumble, or become moldy, so that those winemakers must often discard a significant proportion of their inventory of bottled wine. Bottlemaster plastic stoppers, which cannot leak, crumble, or mold, have long been available to winemakers, at a price slightly higher than that of traditional cork stoppers. Cork prices, however, are expected to rise dramatically in the near future. Clearly, therefore, winemakers who still use cork but wish to keep production costs from rising will be forced to reconsider plastic stoppers. And since the wine-buying publicâ€™s association of plastic stoppers with poor-quality wine is weakening, there is an excellent chance that the Bottlemaster plastic stopper will gain an increased share of the marked for wine-bottle stoppers. In the argument given, the two portions in boldface play which of the following roles? A. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. B. The first is a judgment that has been advanced in support of a position that the argument opposes; the second is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument. C. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second provides evidence in support of that main conclusion. D. The first is the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a restatement of that main conclusion. E. The first is a conclusion drawn in order to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is that main conclusion. Can some experts help me identify the best Option needed in the argument? OA E These are always more challenging without the bold Could you repost? _________________ Veritas Prep | GMAT Instructor Veritas Prep Reviews Save$100 off any live Veritas Prep GMAT Course

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