PT 57, Section 2 (LR1), Question 18

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PT 57, Section 2 (LR1), Question 18

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:57 pm

Can anyone explain PT 57, Section 2 (First LR Section), Question 18? It's about "serious medical problem" and average people vs "good public servants.

The reasoning in this one made no sense to me. Help please? Thanks :)

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Re: PT 57, Section 2 (LR1), Question 18

Postby d34d9823 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:15 pm

The first clause roughly states this principle: "if something is valued/important, no one would rely on an average consultant"

In the second clause, "a good public servant has the public interest at heart" implies that to a good public servant, the public interest is valued/important. This implies from the first clause that a good public servant would not rely on an average consultant to advise on the public interest. Thus, D is the correct answer.

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Re: PT 57, Section 2 (LR1), Question 18

Postby mz253 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 5:21 pm

well, the first sentence states a fact. "similarly" means the second sentence may be a parallel. With C, the parallel would be:

people with serious medical problems don't rely on average person for prescription advice.

good public servants with public interest in heart don't rely on average person for recommendation.

This is how I eliminated other choices:

A: completely out of scope. also it has "should", so it's not parallel.
B: no comparison in the first sentence, so this won't be a parallel.
C: "should" -> out
E: conditional -> out

I do no know what specific strategy I used. I just spot things that are not parallel and ruled them out.

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Re: PT 57, Section 2 (LR1), Question 18

Postby absolutazn87 » Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:02 pm

thanks guys!




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