The answer choice I originally chose was E. Now I see that is terrible, but I think I have a problem with the correct answer (C).
The conclusion in the stimulus says that "many" important repositories are ignored.
The answer choice (correct - C) says that the assumption ("takes for granted") of the conclusion is that there are NO SOURCES for historical understanding that are neither considered best by historians nor neglected by them.
Hypothetically, if there was just one source in the arts that was described as, "not the best, but definitely not neglected" then it would still allow for the stimulus conclusion to follow that the historians are neglecting "many."
"Many" isn't as strong as "all." It seems to leave some wiggle room.
Please give me some clarification on this. I appreciate all that you guys do.
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I looked at the situation again.
I think the "many" refers to the other situations (the arts) and the reason it could not say "all" was necessary because they at least didn't neglect the historical writings.
This question seems terribly worded. I would like to understand how to not be defeated by this type of wording.
Hi, Mr. Cheese,
Yes, this is a difficult question to parse! A couple pointers to consider:
This is a difficult process that takes practice, but work through these hard problems step by step to increase your speed and skill. It will get easier!
Keep up the good work!
I never prephrase. It seems like a really hard skill. Sometimes I do it without thinking about it, but that is just because the stimulus was easy.
I'll admit.. It was easy to see that this answer was very susceptible to prephrasing. I still don't think that "many" should lead to they "took for granted" that "there are no sources... that are neither best nor taken of granted by them"
Seems like there could still be a few. Pre-phrasing is my only hope here?
The question doesn't seem that hard now. The other answers are worse than the correct answer. I just take issue with the correct answer a little bit. I can definitely understand why the others are absolutely wrong.
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