Is there general thumb rule or signal to differentiate a conclusion from a sub-conclusion for a given CR?
I would imagine that a sub-conclusion is subordinate to the main conclusion of the argument?
Something I have learnt from this CR is not to choose the 'hence' part as the conclusion. It could very well be the sub-conclusion as it is the case now. After a little bit of thinking, I see what you mean. If the sub-conclusion:
Hence it appears likely that an artist other than Veronese tampered with Veronese’s painting after its completion.
is made the conclusion and the conclusion
The decision to restore the cloak of the central figure in Veronese’s painting from its present red to the green found underneath is fully justified.
is made the sub-conclusion, it will not make as much sense.
OA is B indeed.
An unsuspecting test taker (like me
) would have thought of 'hence' as a precursor to a conclusion. However, that is not the case.