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 Brandonhsi
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Hello,

I have some trouble to interpret (B).

When I see (B), I interpret as this way: "distancing themselves from others" as a cause, "tinted glasses" as an effect. I was thinking "wanting distancing themselves from others" causes "wearing tinted glasses."

Am I making unwarranted assumptions? Thanks!

Brandon
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 Dave Killoran
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Hi Brandon,

I get your line of thinking here, but I'd say that you've read a bit too much into it :-D We know that a cause is the activator, right? It makes the effect occur. If you look at (B), the tinted glasses are connected to the idea of "the means." That idea is akin to a cause, or the thing that would make it happen. In the answer choice then (well, the negation of it, which is really what we're talking about), the glasses would be the cause, not the "distancing" element.

Like I said, I get where you are going with it, but I think LSAC has a valid reason to say that the interpretation is the other way around.

Please let me know if that helps. Thanks!
 Brandonhsi
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Yes, it helped! Thanks!

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