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The author starts with a popular view and ends with what the view believes in – “the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator” – This can be considered as the conclusion of the proponents of the popular view.
The author then starts stating why he feels that the popular view is not correct. He provides supportive statements to put down his conclusion that “those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink”.
Now the boldface “lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today” is supporting the author’s conclusion i.e. the main conclusion of the argument.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
The first is not the main conclusion. Eliminate.

B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
The first is the proponent’s conclusion and the author’s argument is indeed opposing that. The second is indeed a consideration that supports the author’s conclusion. Hold.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
The first is the proponent’s conclusion and the author’s argument is indeed opposing that. The second is not the main conclusion; it is supporting the main conclusion. Eliminate.

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
The first can be considered as a consideration that opposes the main conclusion. Looks good until here. The second is certainly not evidence. The author is not presenting an example to support the main conclusion. Eliminate.

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
The first does not support the main conclusion. Eliminate.

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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

Understanding of Argument:
Boldface one- States the conclusion. That Coach for highest level sports person should work as people manager and Facilitators. Because those sportsman have all skills and techniques as they are at highest level.

Boldface two- Is Premise that supports main conclusion.


Main Conclusion:"Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
- First is not main conclusion .So eliminate A
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
- Correct matches our understanding of Argument.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
- First part is correct but second is NOT main conclusion. So Eliminate B

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
- First is not a consideration so eliminate D

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
- First is clearly not supporting the main conclusion of the argument . Infact it is opposite to it. So Eliminate E

ANS- Choice B is CORRECT
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A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
Second is not a conclusion but the point of view to consider before coming to conclusion..........eliminated.

B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
Seems alright. First is the initial conclusion presented, which was opposed by the argument.....correct.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
Second is not a conclusion but the point of view to consider before coming to conclusion..........eliminated.

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
First is the initial conclusion, which is opposed by the argument.............................................eliminated.

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.

First doesn't support the main conclusion of the argument.....................................................eliminated.


ANSWER: B
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Popular Opinion: A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.

A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.
Author's Conclusion: Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

BF1=Intermediate conclusion
BF2=Something that helps establish the main conclusion

The relation between BF1 & BF2 is of opposing nature.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.

The Ans should be (B)
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1. the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator - conclusion of proponents that goes against author's conclusion
2. lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today - supports conclusion of author
those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink - main conclusion




A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion - first is not conclusion of the argument. Wrong
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - hold on to this one
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - although the first is correct, second is wrong as it is consideration that supports main conclusion. Eliminate
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - first one is wrong as it is conclusion of proponents not a consideration
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - first is not correct as it goes against conclusion not in support. Eliminate
Answer: B
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Premise 1- at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform
Conclusion- the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator

The very next line 'A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson' indicates that author will oppose the above mentioned conclusion. He further provides couple of Premises in support of main conclusion.

Premise 2- no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions.
Premise 3- given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today

Main conclusion of the argument- Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink

A. First is not the main conclusion. It's a conclusion that author trying to oppose. Incorrect
B. Correct option
C. Second is a premise that supports the main conclusion. Incorrect
D. First is a conclusion that author trying to oppose. Second is a claim by the author that supports the main conclusion. It's not an evidence. Incorrect
E. First is not supporting the main conclusion. Incorrect
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - The main conclusion is - "those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink." and not the first statement
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Correct
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - The second is not main conclusion rather it is consideration supporting the main argument
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose.
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

Let's decipher this argument and try to find the role of each entity:

A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job.
Premise - gives general information about coaching and training using strict techniques is not good.

After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform;
Premise supports the intermediate conclusion - states that in general professional sportsmen doesn't have the skill and the expertise to perform well.

therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
Intermediate conclusion in role counter premise - 'therefore' - above premis gives us a reason why the role of of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.

A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions;
Premise - descriptive information that supports the conclusion.

furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport
Premise - supporting information for main conclusion

lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today
Premise supporting for main conclusion

Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Main conclusion of the argument that author is advocating.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.


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Analysis: The first bold face is the intermediate conclusion. This has been opposed in the latter half of the argument. The second boldface is a possible the negative impact of that intermediate conclusion. This negative impact supports the main conclusion of the passage, which is the last sentence.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. -Incorrect. First is not the main conclusion of the passage.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Correct. As per our analysis.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. -Incorrect, second is not the main conclusion of the passage.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Incorrect. First one is not a consideration, but rather a conclusion.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Incorrect. First bold face doesn't support main conclusion of the passage

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BF1 therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
BF2 lack of technical advancements may out mode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.


BF1 is definitely a conclusion, the author's argument opposes this conclusion, So we can eliminate A and E
A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.


BF1 is not a consideration. Eliminate D
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.

BF2 is not the main conclusion. Eliminate C
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

We are left with answer choice B
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
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Conclusion: "Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."

Boldface (BF) 1 is the generalization of a popular view (goes against the conclusion).

BF 2 is a premise for the conclusion.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - BF1 is not the main conclusion as discussed.

B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Correct. BF1 can be considered as a conclusion present to support the general view. We find that the argument (main conclusion) opposes this view. BF2 is a premise for (supports) the main conclusion.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - BF2 is not the main conclusion.

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - BF1 is not used to oppose the main conclusion. It is the other way round. The argument goes on to oppose the view mentioned in BF1.

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - BF1 is not used to support the main conclusion. Both are opposing viewpoints.
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Answer is Option B since it clearly states the purpose of the highlighted area

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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator: This is the conclusion of the view that is gaining popularity
lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today: This is a premise that supports the author's conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
First is not the main conclusion.

B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
Correct

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
Second is not the conclusion

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
First is used as a view gaining popularity and the main conclusion opposed this view

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
First does not support the main conclusion

Option B

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IMO Answer is B

from first three lines we have the following:

A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.

so, first bold line is the conclusion of the view of the proponents and not the main conclusion. based on this we can eliminate, A,D and E
Out of B and C,

from the next three lines we know that the final conclusion is Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink., what author wants us to believe.
so, the other bold statement is supporting the conclusion, or the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.

so, answer is B
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A view fast gaining popularity is that international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job. After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. A crucial aspect such proponents miss is that no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.


[claim] coaches relying on X are overdoing… [premise] bc pros are already skilled…
[1-bold/claim/con] proponents conclude that coach must be mgr and facilitator…
[xpremise] no pro is flawless in technique, however skilled…
[2-bold/xclaim] lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today…
[main con] those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink…

A. first is not claim.
C. second is not main.
D. second is not a fact, its a claim.
E. first doesnt support main.

Answer (B).
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The first bold sentence is the main conclusion of the argument and the second boldface sentence is the premise which opposes the main conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. -Inconsistent
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - Inconsistent
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Inconsistent
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - Inconsistent

Answer should be A.
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B has to be the answer.

First is a conclusion and second is a consideration.

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Answer D :
Conclusion : soft coaching methods should not be adopted and rather coaches should be people manager and should bring in more technological methods to improve caliber.

So 2nd is clearly not the conclusion of the argument, by which Option B,C are out.
First boldface has been used to oppose the main conclusion which says people are thinking of bringing soft coaching which should not be used.
second boldface support the conclusion
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E IMO

I was stuck between B and E. Below are my reasons to eliminate each choice

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
First is not the main conclusion, but the conclusion of the view that coaches overdo their jobs and must be more of a people manager and facilitator

B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
A bit difficult to eliminate, but I think author doesn't say that coaches should not be people manager and facilitators, but she just says that the proponents of the view must rethink about coaches providing soft training.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
Same as above. Moreover second is not the main conclusion

D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
First part is wrong. First doesn't oppose the main conclusion of the argument. Instead author disagrees with the view.

E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument.
Correct. The first sets a context of the argument in which author says that she doesn't agree with the view. So, by setting the context for author to draw her conclusion, first does support the main conclusion of the argument. The second is a premise/consideration to support the main conclusion of the argument - which is the last sentence that proponents must rethink.
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Deconstructing argument-

In Sentence 1 author mentions a popular view, for which he provides premise and finally a conclusion(BF-1) in 2nd sentence.

In sentence 3, 'aspect such proponents miss' suggests that author is not on board with the conclusion of last sentence and therefore he gives his viewpoint/opinion(BF-2) to justify it.

Last sentence is author's conclusion. Hence clearly BF-1 is the counter-conclsion.

Only option B has the correct combo.
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