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#15 - Must Be True, Principle

emilysnoddon
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For this question, I narrowed it down to answer choices B and C and could not chose between the two. I ended up choosing answer choice C because of the last sentence in the passage. Can you please explain why C is incorrect and why B is correct?

Any help would be appreciated. Thank you!
Adam Tyson
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As I see it the last sentence of the passage actually disproves answer C in fairly strong terms. That last sentence, in saying "languages could be preserved in their oral form if a community made every effort to eschew aspects of the majority culture that make this preservation difficult", is saying that you must pay attention to, rather than ignore, the majority culture when deciding how best to preserve an oral language. If the community rejects the majority culture completely, they can preserve the language orally; if the community allows itself to be influenced by the majority culture, then the written method may be preferred. Either way - whether you are rejecting or accepting the majority culture - you have to pay attention to it, rather than ignore it, in order to decide on the appropriate approach. Answer C, in saying that the principle is that you should ignore the influences of the majority culture when deciding on your approach, flies in the face of that idea.

I hope that helped!
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emilysnoddon
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Thanks that helped a lot. I wasn't really paying attention to what ignore truly means and was thinking about it more as rejecting. Thanks again!
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I was able to choose B by the process of elimination but can I ask where the support for it is in the passage?