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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] New post 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 iBlank iiBlank iii
a) detrimentd) boong) daft
b) basise) soph) gauche
c) counterargumentf) bolsteri) moot
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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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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink] New post 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] New post 23 Aug 2018, 07:08
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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 iBlank iiBlank iii
a) detrimentd) boong) daft
b) basise) soph) gauche
c) counterargumentf) bolsteri) moot


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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink] New post 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] New post 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] New post 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] New post 10 Nov 2018, 16:40
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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] New post 15 May 2020, 13:45
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Fixed :)

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Fixed :)

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Re: QOTD #29 Though some judges have found in the Third Amendme [#permalink] New post 02 Jun 2020, 02:10
clear explanation.thankyou
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