QUESTION TYPE: Most Strongly Supported
- Apologize ➞ say it to person you wronged AND make apology for wronging them
- Apologize sincerely ➞ acknowledge wrong AND not repeat wrong
- Sincerely accept ➞ acknowledge wrong AND no grudge
ANALYSIS: I’ve drawn the facts as conditional diagrams. You can’t really connect them together, beyond what I already did.
One important point is that this question talks about sincerely giving an apology, and sincerely accepting an apology.
They’re different things, but related in that they’re sincere. They also both require acknowledging a wrong was done. The right answer checks if you noticed this overlap.
So while this seems like a diagramming question, you can’t really solve it with traditional diagramming connections. Fewer modern LR questions test your diagramming skills.
- A sincere apology only requires that you intend not to repeat the act. It’s possible to intend not to do something and then later fail to keep your intention.
- There are only two conditions for sincerely accepting an apology: acknowledge the wrong and vow not to hold a grudge.
- The first sentence gives necessary conditions for apologizing. The stimulus never gives us any sufficient conditions. Only a sufficient condition would let us say we should apologize.
- The stimulus doesn’t say anything this. There are necessary conditions for offering an apology, but being sure that the apology will be accepted is not one of those conditions.
- CORRECT. This is true. The necessary conditions for offering an apology and accepting an apology both include acknowledging a wrong.
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