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Critical Reasoning: "Complete The Argument" Format

Which of the following most logically completes the argument?

The sponsoring of bodies that govern sports by companies is a common practice. However, the introduction of commercial interests into a sport often leads to reforms in that sport such as changes to the design of uniforms, to the duration of games, and even to the actual rules. For this reason, traditional views are in opposition to the involvement of corporations in sports. Clearly, the objectors of corporate sponsoring have failed to consider the long-lasting subsistence of certain sports because __________.

Incorrect.

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Even though, like the conclusion, this answer choice supports the promoters of corporate sponsoring, it doesn't help us validate the conclusion that traditionalists have failed to consider what it takes for certain sports' to continue to exist. Instead, it focuses on the corporations' attitude to fans.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice weakens the conclusion and therefore cannot logically complete the argument. If making a certain sport more commercial hurts its appeal, it will probably lead to the failure of a sport. However, this idea opposes that presented by the conclusion - that the sponsors, rather than their objectors, care about the survival of certain sports.

Incorrect.

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This answer choice cannot logically complete the argument because it contradicts the conclusion: the conclusion (first part of sentence) claims the objectors are said to have neglected sports' long-lasting subsistence, but this answer choice (the missing part) claims the objectors are concerned about whether a sport will be played in 100 years time.

Incorrect.

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If anything, this answer choice weakens the conclusion and therefore cannot logically complete the argument. The "individuals" are against the commercialism of sport. Because this statement supports their view, it undermines the conclusion.

Great work!

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This answer choice strengthens the conclusion and therefore logically completes the argument. If the people objecting the involvement of corporations in sport had thought about the idea that some sports could have ceased to exist without financial support from such corporations, their views would have been different.

when the sponsoring corporation of a sport faces an important decision, it gratefully accepts suggestions put forward by fans
many would probably have ceased to exist without the funding provided by corporations
if they had not, they would have realized that sport does not need to be played at a commercial level to be enjoyed
they are less concerned with a sport's character and more concerned with whether a sport will be played in 100 years time
commercializing a game can remove its authentic appeal to spectators