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Since those issues of Newsbeat magazine that featured political news on their front cover were the poorest-selling issues over the past three years, the publisher of Newsbeat has recommended that the magazine curtail its emphasis on politics to focus more


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Since those issues of Newsbeat magazine that featured political news on their front cover were the poorest-selling issues over the past three years, the publisher of Newsbeat has recommended that the magazine curtail its emphasis on politics to focus more exclusively on economics and personal finance. She points to a recent survey of readers of general interest magazines that indicates greater reader interest in economic issues than in political ones. Newsbeat's editor, however, opposes the proposed shift in editorial policy, pointing out that very few magazines offer extensive political coverage anymore. Write a response in which you discuss what questions would need to be answered in order to decide whether the recommendation and the argument on which it is based are reasonable. Be sure to explain how the answers to these questions would help to evaluate the recommendation.

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Grounding on the supposition that the issues of Newsbeat magazine featured by political news on their front cover were the poorest-selling issues in three years, and based on a recent survey of readers that indicates a generally greater interest in economic issues than in political ones, the author recommends that the magazine curtail its emphasis on politics to focus more on economics and personal finance. This recommendation seems at first sight convincing. After all, it is the intent to bring the magazine more profit. However, further reflection tells me that it is based on several flawed evidences, and does not constitute a logical argument in favor of its conclus ...

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Sentence: Grounding on the supposition that the issues of Newsbeat magazine featured by political news on their front cover were the poorest-selling issues in three years, and based on a recent survey of readers that indicates a generally greater interest in economic issues than in political ones, the author recommends that the magazine curtail its emphasis on politics to focus more on economics and personal finance.
Error: poorest-selling Suggestion: poorest selling

Sentence: If the answer is the latter one, the author overlooks the possibility that those issues might not sold as good as before, but they were still best-sellers in the whole market.
Error: best-sellers Suggestion: bestsellers

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