David Boyle wrote:
Not always. --Law Services doesn't like to be sued, one hears, so that just in case they pick two answers that both weaken, they sometimes say "most weaken" so that they can't be sued by some test taker who screams "Hey! There's more than one right answer!"
Just see which answer most weakens, that's all. If one answer could maybe weaken a tiny little bit, and another would weaken hugely, pick the second one.
As for question 5: answer A is good because even if herbal remedies are harmless, answer A shows that those remedies *displace* better, conventional remedies. Obviously, this could hurt the patient.
Hope this helps,
Although I understand why answer (A) is correct, that it MOST weakens the argument. But I couldn't help but feel that the other answers may weaken the argument as well. Answer (B) for instance may weaken because if the herbal remedies are marketed with claims of proven effectiveness, this could mislead the patients. This applies to answer (D) as well as the profit-oriented actions of the purveyors could mislead the patients.
What can distinguish these answers from one another? When eliminating the answers, I looked at the strength of the answers based on 'many practitioners' in answer (A), 'many herbal remedies' in answer (B), and 'some patients' in answer (C). These seemed to be very weak compared to answers (D) and answers (E). Sometimes, for weaken questions, it becomes important to compare the strength of these answers, but in this case, it was not as important. What am I missing here?