Logical Reasoning - Matching Definitions - Discussion

Discussion :: Matching Definitions - Type 1 (Q.No.4)

Read each definition and all four choices carefully, and find the answer that provides the best example of the given definition.


People speculate when they consider a situation and assume something to be true based on inconclusive evidence. Which situation below is the best example of Speculation ?

[A]. Francine decides that it would be appropriate to wear jeans to her new office on Friday after reading about "Casual Fridays" in her employee handbook.
[B]. Mary spends thirty minutes sitting in traffic and wishes that she took the train instead of driving.
[C]. After consulting several guidebooks and her travel agent, Jennifer feels confident that the hotel she has chosen is first-rate.
[D]. When Emily opens the door in tears, Theo guesses that she's had a death in her family.

Answer: Option D


This is the only situation in which someone makes an assumption that is not based on conclusive evidence. Choices a and c reflect situations in which assumptions are made based on evidence. In choice b, Mary is not assuming anything to be true. She is simply wishing that she'd made a different decision.

Nivetha said: (Apr 17, 2015)  
I can't understand. Please anybody explain properly.

Aarti Galar said: (Jun 5, 2015)  
Meaning of speculate is invest in stocks, property, or other ventures in the hope of gain but with the risk of loss.

Sankar said: (Jun 21, 2015)  
Please explain this?

Midhun Vijayan said: (May 4, 2018)  
Speculation means.

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