Statement and Assumptions
Statement: Nobody can predict as to how long our country would take to contain the unfortunate and disastrous terrorist activities.
I. It is impossible to put on end to terrorist activities.
II. Efforts to control the terrorist activities are on.
|A||If only assumption I is implicit|
|B||If only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||If either I or II is implicit;|
|D||If neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||If both I and II are implicit.|
(i) INVALID: If it would have been “impossible”, the person would said that such unfortunate and disastrous terrorist activities could never be contained. He wouldn’t have been optimistic about it.
(ii) VALID: Root Cause. It must have been assumed that the efforts to control such acts are on, that is why it is said that no one can predict how long it would take to control such acts.