QUESTION TYPE: Principle – Strengthen
CONCLUSION: Dried parsley shouldn’t be used in cooking.
REASONING: Dried parsley isn’t as tasty or healthy as fresh parsley.
ANALYSIS: This is a good argument for using fresh parsley rather than dried parsley. But the conclusion says that dried parsley should never be used in cooking.
That doesn’t make sense. Maybe dried parsley should be used if there is no fresh parsley available.
To support the conclusion, you need a reason that you shouldn’t use dried parsley in cooking, ever.
- This doesn’t tell us not to use dried parsley even if there is no fresh parsley available.
- CORRECT. This does it. Dried parsley is not the tastiest ingredient, so it should never be used.
- This doesn’t help us conclude that dried parsley should never be used in cooking. It’s just a general statement about ingredients we already know shouldn’t be used.
- We know fresh parsley is more tasty. But that doesn’t mean that dried parsley is completely lacking in taste. Something can still taste good even if another food tastes better.
- We already knew dried parsley is inferior. It doesn’t matter if this is true of other foods as well.
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