Before we knew it we were on our 2nd glass of wine
Sittin there talkin' just like
We had never said goodbye
Like We Never Said Goodbye by Clay Walker

The wine was just a catalyst — the pair still shared the passion and similarities that made them work in the first place. Alcohol’s only contribution is removing inhibitions — once they were comfortable, it was bound to be a comfortable talk.

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I didn't know you were gonna be at that bar when I walked in
'Til I walked in
I looked up, saw your face, turned around
And I walked back out again
Like We Never Said Goodbye by Clay Walker

The last place you want to be after a breakup is right next to the person that you just left.

This plays off of an old country music troupe, well represented by the legend, Hank Williams. On the classic “My Son Calls Another Man Daddy,” Hank cries the same pains.

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If I had a woman like that
Man I’d let her know
I’d hold her tight
I’d hold her close
Do anything, do everything to let her know
She’d never ever be alone
She Won't Be Lonely Long by Clay Walker

Unfortunately, it rarely works out this way — more likely, his own faults, ones that we all share, will shine though after some time. But in contrast to her current man, who acts as if she does not even exist, Clay is a great improvement no matter what.

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Tonight she wants to hold a stranger but not the one at home
If she’s lonely now she won’t be lonely long
She Won't Be Lonely Long by Clay Walker

Cheating on your husband is always the way to solve relationship woes!

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(A) great conviction Section 3, SAT Practice Test 2012-2013 by SAT

“Grave” means “strong,” “sincerity” means “honesty.” Since every other answer conveys the idea of negativity or sarcasm (or just plain “neutrality”), this one is an easy takeaway — (A) is the only answer.

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Cecil’s remark in line 1 (“Lucy . . . faults”) is made in a tone of Section 3, SAT Practice Test 2012-2013 by SAT

Could this possibly be literally in line 1. Yes:

“…with grave sincerity”

Oh. Well that’s obvious. Think of a synonym for “grave” and one for “sincerity.”

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(D) analyze a widespread social problem Section 3, SAT Practice Test 2012-2013 by SAT

(D) seems like the right answer. But it isn’t. Why? It ignores both the last line, which is a “course of action,” and misses the main idea: this is about a problem, but the focus is on a broad solution. Since spam is not protected speech, there is nothing to analyze about that topic.

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(E) lay the foundation for a course of action Section 3, SAT Practice Test 2012-2013 by SAT

…so (E) makes sense. It seems small, but remember: these passages are short and basic. A one sentence course of action is still a course of action!

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The primary purpose of Passage 2 is to Section 3, SAT Practice Test 2012-2013 by SAT

Again, using the “main idea” strategy from above, this is easy!

“‘With regard to a seemingly similar problem, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 made it illegal in the United States to send unsolicited faxes; why not extend the act to include unsolicited bulk e-mail?’”

Don’t overthink this — the last sentence gives away that this is a plan of action to solve spam. The main idea was the first sentence, that spam is a problem, and the last gives a solution…

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(C) Hope that the same reasoning would be applied to all unsolicited e-mail Section 3, SAT Practice Test 2012-2013 by SAT

Accordingly, only © can be right — the person in passage 1 does not care about vendor’s rights, economic loss, the “complexity” of the debate, or freedom of speech. The primary discussion is about spam as an issue, and thus they would agree with anything that suggests that spam is an issue.

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