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### Re: Really Good one !!

by Stuart@KaplanGMAT » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:46 am
mail.SuhailSharma wrote:I believe A and E are the options which can e said to be supported by the statement.
You've made a very common question interpretation error.

We see the word "support" in two very different question types and it's vital to distinguish between them on test day.

Sometimes we see the word "support" in strengthening questions. For example:

"Which of the following, if true, best supports the argument above?"

or

"The official's conclusion is most supported by which of the following?"

Other times we see the word "support" in inference questions. For example:

"Which of the following is best supported by the above statements?"

or

"The above statements, if true, best support which of the following?"

In this question, we're asked to find an answer choice which supports the claims above: strengthener!

Here's the easy way to tell the difference:

If the ANSWER CHOICE SUPPORTS, it's a strengthener.
If the STATEMENTS ABOVE SUPPORT, it's an inference.

If the STATEMENTS ABOVE are GETTING SUPPORTED, it's a stregthener.
If the ANSWER CHOICE is GETTING SUPPORTED, it's an inference.

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BTG100 for $100 off a full course Master | Next Rank: 500 Posts Posts: 163 Joined: 26 Sep 2008 Thanked: 7 times by jeevan.Gk » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:08 am Thanks a lot . The source is 1000 series CR test. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Posts: 57 Joined: 24 Jan 2009 Thanked: 1 times by ellexay » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:55 am Jeevan, What is the OA? I think it's between C or E. Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Posts: 57 Joined: 24 Jan 2009 Thanked: 1 times by ellexay » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:58 am The only beef I have with (D) is that the GMAT does not like to use "extreme" adjectives. E.g, "impossible" could've been replaced with "difficult" in order to make (D) a more viable choice. But I see where people are coming from when they choose (D). It is a good answer. ### GMAT/MBA Expert GMAT Instructor Posts: 3225 Joined: 08 Jan 2008 Location: Toronto Thanked: 1710 times Followed by:613 members GMAT Score:800 by Stuart@KaplanGMAT » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:05 am ellexay wrote:The only beef I have with (D) is that the GMAT does not like to use "extreme" adjectives. E.g, "impossible" could've been replaced with "difficult" in order to make (D) a more viable choice. But I see where people are coming from when they choose (D). It is a good answer. If this were an assumption or inference question you'd be 100% correct - it's very rare for the correct answer to either of those questions to be extreme. However, we do sometimes see extreme correct answers on strengthen/weaken questions. The stronger a choice is, the more of an impact it can have on the author's conclusion (as long as the choice is relevant, of course). Stuart Kovinsky | Kaplan GMAT Faculty | Toronto Kaplan Exclusive: The Official Test Day Experience | Ready to Take a Free Practice Test? | Kaplan/Beat the GMAT Member Discount BTG100 for$100 off a full course

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by jeevan.Gk » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:21 am
Oa is D guys.

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by mason77 » Sat May 14, 2016 12:52 am
I still feel A should be the answer

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