QUESTION TEXT: In speech, when words or sentences are…
QUESTION TYPE: Most Strongly Supported
- We use gesture and tone of voice when speaking to show what we mean.
- Writers can’t use this method.
- So they need to rely on style (the arrangement of words and sentences) to make meaning clear.
ANALYSIS: We’re told that writers can’t use speech to convey intended meaning. And we know that readers see a writer’s intention from how the writer’s style.
If the reader gets an accurate impression of the writer’s intention, then it’s strongly supported that writing style is a decent guide to intended meaning.
- We have no evidence that this is the primary function of style. Conveying meaning is just one function.
- CORRECT. This seems true, otherwise how could readers detect intention from writing style?
- We have no idea which is easier. There are different methods used and we don’t know how effective they are.
- This is possible, but we have no evidence for it.
- The stimulus doesn’t even mention the idea of aesthetic value.
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