Dried parsley should never be used in cooking, for it is far less tasty and healthful than fresh parsley is.Which one...

Timur on February 5, 2015


What makes (B) correct and (A) incorrect?

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Melody on February 12, 2015

Our conclusion is: Dried parsley should never be used in cooking.

Why? We know that dried parsley is neither the tastiest nor the healthiest ingredient.

Answer choice (A) states: "Fresh ingredients should be used in cooking whenever possible."

Well, our conclusion states that dried parsley should NEVER be used. But, what if we do not have fresh parsley? What should we do then? Can we use dried ingredients when fresh ingredients are not available? We do not have enough information. Therefore, Answer choice (A) does not necessarily help justify the argument.

Answer choice (B) states: "Only the tastiest ingredients should ever be used in cooking."

So, we rewrite this: if it should be used, then it is the tastiest ingredient.

(B) SBU ==> TI
not TI ==> not SBU

Thus, if it is not the tastiest ingredient, e.g. dried parsley, then it should not be used, i.e. it should never be used.

Therefore, answer choice (B) helps justify the conclusion.

Hope that was helpful! Please let us know if you have any other questions.

Oreal on June 30, 2015

This was very helpful. Thank you.