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#8 - The fishing industry cannot currently be relied upon to

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Claire Horan wrote:Hi T.B. Justin,

I don't completely follow your explanation, but it looks like you are on the right track. We can test answer choice B by treating it as true and evaluating how it affects the argument. The government wants an accurate count, but B says the industry could find out what they want by turning in only a few birds. The fishing industry still has the same incentive to misreport that caused the original problem.

I hope this helps!

Thanks Claire, I have a couple curious follow ups!

About using "in only"- does that equate to "if only." I think it sounds similar in this instance, can that be used, in general, when coming across "if only?"

Also, suppose in answer choice B it used "only if;" I think that would mean that it is necessary that a few sea birds killed by the nets were examined and not necessarily true that the fishing industry could find out whether the fish it catches are contaminated with toxins.