Section 4, Problem 18.
Coach: Our team has often been criticized for our enthusiasm in response to both our successes and our opponents' failures. But this behavior is hardly unprofessional, as our critics have claimed. On the contrary, if one looks at the professionals in this sport, one will find that they are even more effusive. Our critics should leave the team alone and let the players enjoy the game.
The coach's argument is most vulnerable to the charge that it
(A) misleadingly equates enthusiasm with unethical play
(B) misinterprets the critics' claim that the team is unprofessional
(C) too quickly generalizes from the sport at one level to the sport at a different level
(D) shifts the blame for the team's behavior to professional players
(E) takes everyone on the team to have performed the actions of a few
OK, before I even looked at the answers I knew the vulnerability was that the coach misinterpreted the critics' claim that the team was too enthusiastic.
I saw B and was confused because it too misinterprets the critics' claim. It should read "misinterprets the critics' claim" or "misinterprets the critics' claim; interpreting that the team is unprofessional."
I (incorrectly) chose D, using POE. Is my reasoning due to a grammatical idiosyncrasy or did anyone else find a problem with answer B?