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Re: Historically, Country A has imported much of its wheat from foreign so [#permalink]
Right, sir
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It is the case that for Q2 is C

what the heck D is implied ?
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I found the reasoning for question 2
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In this context, “flatly” means “without qualification or reservation,” in other words,
“absolutely” in that the government is saying it will not limit its promise.
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koala wrote:
I found the reasoning for question 2
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In this context, “flatly” means “without qualification or reservation,” in other words,
“absolutely” in that the government is saying it will not limit its promise.


well, copy and paste the OE does not help that much all the students out there. I would explain in my own words why C is correct
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Re: Historically, Country A has imported much of its wheat from foreign so [#permalink]
For Q2 what's wrong in saying clearly
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For Q2 what's wrong in saying clearly

This is just my approach, think this way: does a government need to say anything clearly? Its not explaining things and moreover its not a teacher or a professor to state something clearly . It's job is to get laws passed on to serve its citizens.

But I find emphatically also correct in this context, not sure Carcass can you please explain why emphatically is wrong? Emphatically means strong conviction, as its newly elected party it says with strong conviction,. This sentence too feels correct. Can you please explain this?
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Historically, Country A has imported much of its wheat from foreign sources.

Ok. the country is NOT self-sufficient. We do not know to what extent though

However, recent agricultural innovations have increased its ability to produce wheat and other grains.

Ok. The country rose its production but we do not know yet whether or not is self-sufficient, wheat and other varieties

Country A’s newly elected government has also flatly stated that it will devote significant funds toward further developing the country’s grain production.

The new gov will put money in this revolution

Therefore, Country A will soon rely less on wheat imports

Ok. soon rely less on means maybe will be 50/50 or 60/40 or 70/30. The importation will decrease but we do not know the %


Which of the following, if true, would be useful in establishing the credibility of the argument?

A. Will Country A’s rice production ever exceed its wheat production?

rice vs wheat is out of scope

B. Does Country A rely more on wheat imports than its neighbors?

out of scope the comparison

C. What percentage of Country A’s agricultural needs are met by soybeans?

just a detailed fact

D. Is Country A’s consumption of grain increasing?

D is better than E because the importations mean consumption and also planting must have a relative consumption otherwise everything is just a conjecture. D must be the answer

E. Have any of Country A’s wheat fields been fallow in the past year?


that is a good contender: how many square miles of land would be used ? if we will not plant then we will not know how many tons are harvested



In the context in which it appears, “flatly” most nearly means

A. clearly - out
B. unemotionally - out
C. absolutely correct
D. emphatically - means nothing. you have empathy when you understand someone else.
E. evenly - tricky but the sense is that the GOV will infuse money FOR SURE so why C is the answer

ask if still, something is unclear but please try to read and learn. Otherwise, we will stay here endlessly
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Historically, Country A has imported much of its wheat from foreign sources.

Ok. the country is NOT self-sufficient. We do not know to what extent though

However, recent agricultural innovations have increased its ability to produce wheat and other grains.

Ok. The country rose its production but we do not know yet whether or not is self-sufficient, wheat and other varieties

Country A’s newly elected government has also flatly stated that it will devote significant funds toward further developing the country’s grain production.

The new gov will put money in this revolution

Therefore, Country A will soon rely less on wheat imports

Ok. soon rely less on means maybe will be 50/50 or 60/40 or 70/30. The importation will decrease but we do not know the %


Which of the following, if true, would be useful in establishing the credibility of the argument?

A. Will Country A’s rice production ever exceed its wheat production?

rice vs wheat is out of scope

B. Does Country A rely more on wheat imports than its neighbors?

out of scope the comparison

C. What percentage of Country A’s agricultural needs are met by soybeans?

just a detailed fact

D. Is Country A’s consumption of grain increasing?

D is better than E because the importations mean consumption and also planting must have a relative consumption otherwise everything is just a conjecture. D must be the answer

E. Have any of Country A’s wheat fields been fallow in the past year?


that is a good contender: how many square miles of land would be used ? if we will not plant then we will not know how many tons are harvested



In the context in which it appears, “flatly” most nearly means

A. clearly - out
B. unemotionally - out
C. absolutely correct
D. emphatically - means nothing. you have empathy when you understand someone else.
E. evenly - tricky but the sense is that the GOV will infuse money FOR SURE so why C is the answer

ask if still, something is unclear but please try to read and learn. Otherwise, we will stay here endlessly


emphatically is no way related to the word empathy, it means "without doubt,clearly" so it is a close contender to the word absolutely
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emphatically sounds a more plausible answer
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We explained why D is not the answer sir
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