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on June 18 at 04:44AM

Example 4

I am still confused about example 4 - I understand why "D" functions as a correct answer, but the explanation as to why "E" is incorrect does not make sense to me.

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Victoria on June 18 at 02:15PM

Hello @hales,

E is incorrect because it is backwards. The fact that humans have evolved very little since the development of agriculture is offered as a premise in support of the claim that humans are still biologically adapted to a diet of wild foods. This is illustrated by the conclusion- and premise-identifying language used in the passage:

"Because humans have evolved very little since the development of agriculture, it is clear that humans are still biologically adapted to a diet of wild foods..."

"It is clear" indicates a conclusion whereas "because" identifies a premise that is used to support said conclusion.

Hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions.