Laila: Though lying may be unacceptable in most cases, there are exceptions: when lying brings about more good than...

Steph on April 3, 2019

Please explain

Please explain the question

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Emil-Kunkin on March 30 at 01:21PM

We are looking for an answer choice where a lie has a net positive benefit.

In A we do not know that the net effect of the lie is positive, negative, or neutral.

In b the net effect of the lie appears negative.

In c we don't know the net effect.

In d the net effect is positive. We are told it makes someone happier and does no harm. Thus D is right.

In e the net effect might be negative.