If the play were successful, it would be adapted as a movie or revived at the Decade Festival. But it is not successf...

Peter on March 12 at 05:07PM

Why was C not correct?

I understood why E was the correct answer, but I also leaned towards C as the passage predicts the play's future success with its commercial success. Is the answer just too specific?

4 Replies

on March 13 at 05:09PM

Hello @PeterF,

The problem with C is that the author never makes a judgment about the play's aesthetic worth. She never says, "The play was a commercial failure, therefore it was not a beautiful play."

I don't think that C is too specific. I think you may have made some extra assumptions beyond the scope of the passage. The author has simply misunderstood sufficient and necessary reasoning. Remember that a necessary condition can exist without its sufficient condition. Canceling the sufficient (success) does not affect the necessary (movie adaptation/Decade Festival).

Peter on March 13 at 08:05PM

Thank you very much! I'm glad I went with E for that treason, but I still need to work on avoiding those answers that sound too good.

Ravi on March 19 at 08:11PM

@PeterF, let us know if you have any other questions!

on May 27 at 04:39AM

I do not understand why E is the correct answer, please explain. I did do some diagramming, i don't know if I was supposed to, but based on the other answer choices, I think I wasn't supposed to.