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Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 22 Oct 2017, 15:04
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Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Easter Rising of 1916 was a landmark event in the battle against English rule. Armed members of the Brotherhood, in concert with the Irish Volunteers, seized control of several government buildings in the capital city of Dublin and issued the Easter Proclamation, a proclamation of Irish independence. However, the rebels were outnumbered by British forces, which had greater access to weapons and ammunition.
The siege ended with the unconditional surrender of the militant forces, and sixteen of their leaders were subsequently executed for their roles in the uprising. Those who survived, however, went on with renewed fervor to lobby for Ireland’s independence, and the public nature of the uprising changed popular sentiment about British rule. While the Easter Rising was a failure by military and tactical standards, it is viewed as an important milestone in the 1919 establishment of the Republic of Ireland.

In the argument given, the two highlighted sentences above play which of the following roles?

A The first states the conclusion of the argument as a whole; the second provides support for part of that conclusion.
B The first provides support for the conclusion of the argument as a whole; the second provides evidence that supports an objection to that conclusion.
C The first provides support for part of the conclusion of the argument as a whole; the second states the argument’s conclusion.
D The first provides support for an intermediate conclusion that supports a further conclusion stated in the argument; the second states that intermediate conclusion.
E The first states an outside position that the argument as a whole supports; the second states the conclusion of the argument.
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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 08 Feb 2018, 12:24
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Please could someone put in the correct answer here
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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 09 Feb 2018, 02:40
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Added the OA.

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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 17 Nov 2018, 23:15
Please explain how is the C correct choice.
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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2018, 19:11
Can someone explain the answer, please?
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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2018, 17:14
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Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the Easter Rising of 1916 was a landmark event in the battle against English rule.

This is a fact. it gives us the context about what we are going to talk about.


Armed members of the Brotherhood, in concert with the Irish Volunteers, seized control of several government buildings in the capital city of Dublin and issued the Easter Proclamation, a proclamation of Irish independence. However, the rebels were outnumbered by British forces, which had greater access to weapons and ammunition.

Another fact which is part of the story. It simply tells us how the story went. A commentary.


The siege ended with the unconditional surrender of the militant forces, and sixteen of their leaders were subsequently executed for their roles in the uprising.

Another fact. At the moment we are not able to say anything about this first bold part and the role it has.


Those who survived, however, went on with renewed fervor to lobby for Ireland’s independence, and the public nature of the uprising changed popular sentiment about British rule.

here we do have a shift. Notice the word However. This word announces two things: or an imminent conclusion or another line of theory. Either way, something is coming

While the Easter Rising was a failure by military and tactical standards, it is viewed as an important milestone in the 1919 establishment of the Republic of Ireland.

Notice the underlined portion: something X happened BUT from this, another something Y is born. Notice also that the underlined portion is the end of the story. In context, it is really the conclusion.

Now, of the answer choices only C and E have as second portion role the conclusion. However, E says that the first bold part is an outside potion. This is false. The first bold part is a fact that support the entire story we do have. And if it supports the entire story, then it also supports the conclusion of the story. So E is out and C is the answer.

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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2018, 07:54
what about B
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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 02 Dec 2018, 08:44
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Please Sir, refer to my explanation above


However, B is incorrect because the second bold portion is not an objection to the conclusion.

it is the conclusion itself.

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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2018, 14:14
Can anyone explain when to choose intermediate conclusion?
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Re: Instigated primarily by the Irish Republican Brotherhood, t [#permalink] New post 19 Dec 2018, 16:29
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Not easy at glance.

A lot depends on the dichotomy of the entire argument as a whole

Look at this for instance

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The stock market has shorted HP stock in response to HP CEO Leo Apotheker’s decision to divest the tablet business to invest to achieve good positions in great industries. Such myopic behavior indicates that the stock market is focused at short term results even when they come at the expense of long term benefits. While HP could have made some money in the tablet market in the short term, it has no strategic advantage in the tablet space and refocusing and investing the management focus on industries where HP does have a strategic advantage will provide enduring profits in the long term.


the first bold is the main conclusion and the second one is the intermediate conclusion as support of the main conclusion.

You do not have a real clue. Sometimes you can use POE, sometimes you spot it thanks to the unfolding of the sentence.............

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