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# QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme

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QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  11 Aug 2016, 07:50
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Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the US Constitution a (i) _________ for a right to privacy, it was drafted primarily to appease opponents of the Constitution, and was particularly a (ii) _________to those antifederalists who sought to prevent the new state from maintaining a standing army. Since Article 1,section 8 of the Constitution explicitly grants to Congress the power to raise and maintain an army, the Third Amendment was largely (ii) _________ before it was written.

 Blank i Blank ii Blank iii a) detriment d) boon g) daft b) basis e) sop h) gauche c) counterargument f) bolster i) moot

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  23 Aug 2018, 03:05
Could you please explain the answers? Especially the second and the third blanks.

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  23 Aug 2018, 07:08
Carcass wrote:
Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the US Constitution a (i) _________ for a right to privacy, it was drafted primarily to appease opponents of the Constitution, and was particularly a (ii) _________to those antifederalists who sought to prevent the new state from maintaining a standing army. Since Article 1,section 8 of the Constitution explicitly grants to Congress the power to raise and maintain an army, the Third Amendment was largely (ii) _________ before it was written.

 Blank i Blank ii Blank iii a) detriment d) boon g) daft b) basis e) sop h) gauche c) counterargument f) bolster i) moot

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  23 Aug 2018, 09:22
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Hi,

this one is a tough question, in which you have to catch the special meaning to tackle it.

Right out of the bat, always ready very carefully the entire sentence BEFORE to look at the answer choices. This way, you can even make an idea what is going on, AND you are not biased or fell in love with one or more of the answer choices that could be wrong and mislead you.

The question itself, in a nutshell, says the following:

In the third amendment, we find the root of the modern concept of privacy

• so it served as a basis (first blank)

BUT at the time it was conceived, on one hand, to calm down the confederalists' requests for something (the army),

• sop - a thing given or done as a concession of no great value to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met.

on the other side even before it was written, it was already a controversial issue.

• moot - a debatable controverse

Hope this is clear as explanation AND complete.

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  23 Aug 2018, 09:50
Thanks a lot. I was having a hard time understanding the second blank the most and why it was 'sop'.

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  23 Aug 2018, 09:59
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Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the US Constitution a (i) _________ for a right to privacy, it was drafted primarily to appease opponents of the Constitution, and was particularly a (ii) _________to those antifederalists who sought to prevent the new state from maintaining a standing army. Since Article 1,section 8 of the Constitution explicitly grants to Congress the power to raise and maintain an army, the Third Amendment was largely (ii) _________ before it was written.

Look at the red/bold part. This is the way to tackle a sentence and grasp the meaning.

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink]  10 Nov 2018, 16:40
Carcass wrote:
Hi,

this one is a tough question, in which you have to catch the special meaning to tackle it.

Right out of the bat, always ready very carefully the entire sentence BEFORE to look at the answer choices. This way, you can even make an idea what is going on, AND you are not biased or fell in love with one or more of the answer choices that could be wrong and mislead you.

The question itself, in a nutshell, says the following:

In the third amendment, we find the root of the modern concept of privacy

• so it served as a basis (first blank)

BUT at the time it was conceived, on one hand, to calm down the confederalists' requests for something (the army),

• sop - a thing given or done as a concession of no great value to appease someone whose main concerns or demands are not being met.

on the other side even before it was written, it was already a controversial issue.

• moot - a debatable controverse

Hope this is clear as explanation AND complete.

Regards

Thanks for the explanation.
Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme   [#permalink] 10 Nov 2018, 16:40
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