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Source: Official Guide for the GMAT 13th Ed. Reading Comprehension; #4 Official Guide for the GMAT 2015 14th Ed. Reading Comprehension; #4


The author is primary concerned with

The author is primary concerned with

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Taskin Haque

It talks about the main idea about the passage

Evaluation answer choices:

A. Author let us know about 2 theories about schooling of small fishes from his discussion

B.Author did not analyzed anything. If he did that he tended to give his own opinion or understanding, criticism.

C. No hypothesis is there

D. Author is presenting something rather that refuting

E. Author just presented the theories, he did not reveal any thing new

Correct answer is A

Jun 20, 2014 • Comment

Nice! :D

Jun 24, 2014 • Reply

Anvesh Medi

In the passage we have seen dispute and argue multiple times.. Why can't we consider that as refuting?

Jul 12, 2018 • Reply

David Recine

I'm glad you asked that, Avnesh, because you've touched on a veyr important RC principal: always distinguish between the views of other people that are merely being reported by the author. Here, the author says things like "proponents of theory dispute" and "critics of theory A... argue." So the author is not taking a side and refuting an argument, but is instead discussing the views of people who hold different theories. In other words, the author is describing two sides of an argument, rather than making an argument.

Jul 14, 2018 • Reply

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