One should apologize only to a person one has wronged, and only for having wronged that person. To apologize sincerel...

on January 7 at 03:04PM

Is the reason that A is wrong because we don't know whether or not they intended to continually repeat the wrongful act?

I see why E is correct but I was just wanting some further clarification on A.

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Annie on January 13 at 05:29PM

Hi @MACZ,

Answer (A): The argument states that you can't apologize sincerely without intending not to repeat the wrongful act, but it never states that you cannot do the wrongful act again. The intent to do the act and actually doing it are two different things. This answer choice mixes up the intent and act, as one can sincerely intend never to do something again and then later end up doing it by mistake.

Answer (E): The argument states in sentence 2 that a sincere apology means you acknowledge that you acted wrongfully. In sentence four, it says that to sincerely accept an apology is to acknowledge a wrong. This answer choice simply connects these two ideas into one sentence, meaning it is fully supported by the premises provided.