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PrepTest 73, Logical Reasoning 2, Question 20

The content provides an in-depth analysis of a GRE question focusing on strengthening an argument, highlighting the importance of understanding the argument's assumptions, conclusion, and evidence.
  • Identifying the argument's conclusion and its supporting evidence is crucial for answering strengthening questions.
  • The argument posits that glutamate leaking from damaged or oxygen-starved nerve cells is a cause of long-term brain damage resulting from strokes.
  • Understanding the standard causal assumptions and the specific assumptions related to the argument's conclusion is essential.
  • The correct answer choice will support one of the argument's assumptions, helping to strengthen the argument.
  • Answer choice D is identified as the correct answer because it directly supports a critical assumption of the argument.
Understanding Strengthening Questions
Identifying the Argument's Core
Evaluating the Evidence and Assumptions
Analyzing Answer Choices