Question RE: RC Inference questions

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Question RE: RC Inference questions

Postby Nooblarzlarz » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:55 pm

Just came across a situation involving an inference question in RC and would like some input on this. So it's from PT34-S1-P3 question #18. Basically, it asks which can be inferred about bacteria and the correct "inference" is stated in other words directly in the passage with no logical leaps or anything needed.

Now, I paused on that question for a while because when I came across that answer, I knew it was stated in the passage so figured it couldn't be a correct answer to an inference question because you can't infer something that is stated explicitly, correct?

tl;dr: Is it very common for inferences question answers to just be reworded text?

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Re: Question RE: RC Inference questions

Postby bp shinners » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:33 pm

Nooblarzlarz wrote:Just came across a situation involving an inference question in RC and would like some input on this. So it's from PT34-S1-P3 question #18. Basically, it asks which can be inferred about bacteria and the correct "inference" is stated in other words directly in the passage with no logical leaps or anything needed.

Now, I paused on that question for a while because when I came across that answer, I knew it was stated in the passage so figured it couldn't be a correct answer to an inference question because you can't infer something that is stated explicitly, correct?

tl;dr: Is it very common for inferences question answers to just be reworded text?


Yep. Pick that answer, as it will always be correct.

Be wary, however, because they will often repeat a sentence but change one little thing in a "sucker choice" answer.

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Re: Question RE: RC Inference questions

Postby Archangel » Wed Jul 10, 2013 2:52 pm

bp shinners wrote:
Nooblarzlarz wrote:Just came across a situation involving an inference question in RC and would like some input on this. So it's from PT34-S1-P3 question #18. Basically, it asks which can be inferred about bacteria and the correct "inference" is stated in other words directly in the passage with no logical leaps or anything needed.

Now, I paused on that question for a while because when I came across that answer, I knew it was stated in the passage so figured it couldn't be a correct answer to an inference question because you can't infer something that is stated explicitly, correct?

tl;dr: Is it very common for inferences question answers to just be reworded text?


Yep. Pick that answer, as it will always be correct.

Be wary, however, because they will often repeat a sentence but change one little thing in a "sucker choice" answer.


A similar example, Oct 99/Pt 29-S2-P2#9- refer to the 2nd paragraph




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