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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 (iii) _________ 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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Basis, sop, moot.

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Re: Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the [#permalink] New post 14 Nov 2017, 04:17
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Explanation

The first sentence begins with though, so the first part containing the blank should be opposed to the second part, saying that the Amendment was actually meant to appease opponents.

So, the best choice is basis. Your second word should echo “appease.” Sop, which can mean “something given to pacify,” is closest. Since Article 1, section 8 apparently made the Third Amendment of only abstract concern, you want an answer that means something like “of no practical importance.” Moot, which can mean “of merely academic interest,” is your best option.

Basis, sop, moot.
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Re: Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2017, 06:55
How it is Basis for 1st blank why cant be detriment or counter argument ?
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Re: Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the [#permalink] New post 29 Dec 2017, 07:39
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Actually, because the meaning of the sentence says that: at the beginning

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Though some judges have found in the Third Amendment to the US Constitution a (i) _________ for a right to privacy,


the 3rd amendment was in the opinion of some judges a basis, a starting point, a key for privacy, in the end, the 3rd amendment was conceived as a sop a sort of concession to the antifederalists.

These sentences by ETS are created to understand the overall picture, the real meaning of all sentence. If you do not follow this strategy then is difficult to spot out the right answers.

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