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Read the following excerpt from an article that appeared in the magazine section of a local daily:

The ban on single-use plastic is impractical. The purpose of articles like bags and packaging is ultimately to make human life easier. Plastic articles do this well, so they shouldn’t be banned.

Write a paragraph to analyse the given argument. You could think about what alternative explanations might weaken the given conclusion and include rationale / evidence that would strengthen / counter the given argument.

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Argument for excerpt --Ban on Plastic
Introductory sentence
- arguments rationalizing against/in favour of assumption
  - concluding line

Competency applied for overall expression
• single paragraph
• use of appropriate functional language required to show comparison/ contrast/ emphasis etc. to achieve cohesion
• accuracy
Competency applied for content
• stating the given assumption in the question as the introduction.
• at least 2 clearly listed arguments countering/ favouring the premise.
Note – focusing and extending one particular trend would be considered as one trend only.
• reiterating main inference/position.

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