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I think the first is a conclusion, but not the author's, it's the conclusion of a proponent of "fast gaining popular opinion"
The argument as a whole tries to oppose the conclusion above and at the and the author gives his conclusion: "Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."
This is my reasoning let's see the answer options

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
The first is not the main conclusion per my reasoning above. 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.
Thats good, according to my reasoning, we can call the "second" a consideration

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 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.
The first is a conclusion, not main but anyway a conclusion
The second is not evidence, it is a prediction

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. wrong

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By rephrasing the passage, it can be divided into:
A common belief or idea: "international coaches emphasizing on technique and relying on a strict training regimen are overdoing their job"
consideration/reason for the common belief: the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise
conclusion on the common belief: the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator --> boldface 1
consideration/reason (1) against the common belief: no sportsperson is flawless in technique ...
consideration/reason (2) against the common belief: lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today --> boldface 2
Author's main conclusion: those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink

from the above understanding,
the first boldface is not the main conclusion (A) or a support for it (E). Besides, it is not used to oppose the main conclusion (D), but the other way around is. In other words, it is opposed by the main conclusion of the author (B,C).
the second bold face is not opposing the main conclusion (A) and is not the main conclusion (C), but is a consideration (not an evidence D ) that supports the main conclusion (B,E)

Only B represented both boldfaces correctly
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Main conclusion of the argument is "those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."

BF1 is a intermediate conclusion but goes against the main conclusion.
BF2 is a strong openion in support of the main conclusion.

Matching these two findings, option B is the correct statement.

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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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.

Counter Premise:

-The role of a coach must be more of a people manager

Premises:

-Flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions
-Given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.

Conclusion

-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. -This one is the only one that matches our previous analysis
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.

(B) is our answer

Originally posted by Mizar18 on 16 Jul 2019, 10:51.
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the main conclusion of the argument----those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

BF1--the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator
This boldface is the intermediate conclusion

BF2--lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today
This is a consideration


A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
BF1 is not the main conclusion of the argument-----(OUT)

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.

YES BF1--is the conclusion that argument seeks to oppose ,BF2--is consideration that supports 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.
BF2 is not the main conclusion of the argument---it is a consideration (OUT)

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 the consideration it is an intermediate conclusion (OUT)

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 doesn't support the main conclusion of the argument (OUT)
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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. —- conclusion intermediate- opposite to direction of argument —

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.
Fact that is in same direction as conclusion of argument ++++
Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Main conclusion ———————-

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

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; — WRONG the second opposes that conclusion. INCORRECT
B. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; - True the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. True CORRECT
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; TRUE the second is the main conclusion of the argument. FALSE - Incorrect
D. The first is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion of the argument; - first is not a consideration, yet we can consider this and analyze second part. the second is evidence presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - second is not evidence
E. The first has been used to support the main conclusion of the argument; NO the second is a consideration presented to support the main conclusion of the argument. - INCORRECT

So, IMO 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. --> general perception
After all, at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform; --> Premise supporting conclusion
therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. --> Conclusion based on the above belief
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 supporting Main conclusion
furthermore, given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern day sport, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today. --> premise supporting main conclusion
Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. --> main conclusion

POE:
A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. :BF1 is not the main conclusion. Incorrect
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 above explanation
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. BF 2 not 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. This is a close option but BF1 is 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.BF1 is against the main conclusion[

Option b is the answer
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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.-out, as the second doesn't oppose.
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.- out, as the argument doesn't seek to oppose the first one.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. -out, as the argument doesn't seek to oppose the first one and 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. -out, as the first is not used to oppose and second is not evidence also.
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, as the first one is supporting the main conclusion and the second is also used as consideration to support the main conclusion.

So, the correct answer choice is (E)
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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?
The first bold is followed by 'therefore', so its clearly a conclusion. This conclusion is for the view of fast gaining popularity and concludes that the role of the coach should be more of a people manager and facilitator to the sportsperson.

Last sentence of the passage is the main conclusion by the author which states that the people arguing for the softer coaching at highest level should rethink.
This main conclusion is opposite of the conclusion in first bold face.
Second bold face supports the main conclusion of the author.


A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. --> first is not the main conclusion of the passage. Incorrect.
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. --> first one is a conclusion and the main conclusion opposes that. Second is in support of the main conclusion. 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 main conclusion but a statement supporting 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 is a conclusion not a consideration. Incorrect.
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 one opposes the main conclusion. Incorrect.

Answer Choice: 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.

Explanation:
The main conclusion of the passage is " clearly ,those arguing for softer......rethink."
The first statement is the viewpoint of the author which is finally being not accepted by the argument.
The second statement speaks in favour of the main conclusion .


A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion..Incorrect.the first statement is not the main concluison but a view point of the author.Second is in complete favour of the conclusion as it hints out of necessity of being updates with the most skilled coaching to be competitive in the market.

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 . Correctt.As expalined above first is the conclusion which being finally opposed by the argument as if the role of the coach is very much restricted to being a manager or facilitator then they would be outmode in this technically advanced market..The second is the consideration for the conclusion to arrive.There has to be rigorous and technically advanced coaching at the highest level to compete in the market.

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.

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 is the viewpoin of the author and not consideration to oppose the main conclusion.Second is not the evidence but the consideration on the basis of which the conclusion stands.

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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.Though second is the consideration for the main conclusion but first is not supporting the main conclusion.
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Intermediate Conclusion: The role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.

Main Conclusion: Those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

All the other information given is either supporting the intermediate conclusion or the main conclusion as mentioned above. Let us check the options now.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. --> Wrong. The first is the intermediate conclusion and 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. Here the first part is correctly identified as an intermediate conclusion and the second as additional data to support the main conclusion which follows in the argument.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. --> Wrong. The first part is correct but the second part is not the main conclusion. Rather it is additional information to support 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. --> Wrong. The second part is correct however the first part has been identified incorrectly here.

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. --> Wrong. The first is wrong. It opposes and not supports the main conclusion of the argument. The second part is correct.
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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?

Lets summarize:
Last sentence provides position of an author: popular view that a first of all a coach must be a people manager/facilitator should be reconsidered. And there is concrete reason for such reconsideration: letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions; Moreover, lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.


A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - as we saw, the main conclusion of the passage is that the view should be rethought, therefore out right away
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. this is inline with our own brief summary: we seek to oppose the view by stating the consideration such as technique outdoing a sportman
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. could be the answer, however, as stated, the second is not conclusion. Conclusion is that the view must be reconsidered
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. so this option switches the consideration and the conclusion vice-verca. We are opposing the first boldface statement, but not the statment opposes the 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.
the main conclusion of the arguent calls to oppose the first boldface statement, therefore this option is out
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People believe: that coaches are overdoing their job by emphasizing on technique and relying on strict training. and that they should not do that, because, professional players already have skills and expertise to perform. so role of coach should be of only facilitating and people management.
Author: The above people are missing a certain aspect. However skilled these players are, no player is without flaw in technique. this will lead to higher negative impact. additionally, given the competitiveness of today's sport, and lack of technical advancements that can disadvantage the player , we must re-think about having softer coaches who may not helpful.

What is the conclusion of the argument = eventually author is suggesting people to re-think their view towards the role of coach.

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
Now if we are considering stmt1 to be the main conclusion of the argument, it means we are not considering author's view. hence, any answer choice that suggests stmt 1 is an main conclusion is incorrect.

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.
stmt 1 is the intermediation or conclusion from common belief that argument is opposing. stmt 2 is not the conclusion as we found the conclusion above different, however, stmt 2 is helping to form authors conclusion. so i could say this is true, keep the answer.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
stmt 1 is the intermediation or conclusion from common belief that argument is opposing. stmt 2 is not the conclusion as we found the conclusion above different.

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.
stmt 1 is the conclusion of people's view , it is not being used to oppose anything. it is used to present 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.
stmt 1 is the intermediation or conclusion from common belief that argument is opposing. it is not author's eventual conclusion

so far B is the best answer!
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A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - it is clear from the passage that the first statement is opposed by the author.
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 second statement is a main conclusion, not a consideration presented to support the main conclusion
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. - Correct answer
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. -it is clear from the passage that the first statement is opposed by the author.
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. - it is clear from the passage that the first statement is opposed by the author.

The answer is C
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Conclusion :- No sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions

BF1 - the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator
Main conclusion opposes this statement.

BF2- lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.
This statement supports the Main Conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
Incorrect :- As per analysis - 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 :- According to the 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 the 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.
Incorrect :- first is not used to oppose the main 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 has not been used to support the main conclusion
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IMO B; ; first conclusion ; the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator
lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today

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 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.
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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.

Bold 1 :View 1 of some of the people - conclusion of proponents - which the arguments contradicts

Bold 2 :View of the author - a fact , supporting the conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.-Incorrect
First is not the main conclusion and second doesn't directly contradict - it supports the conclusion opposing first

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
First is the conclusion given by the proponents and second is a fact presented to support main conclusion


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
Author oppose to the first rather than first oppose the main 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 is the view of Proponents and that is opposed by the author . So first is not the main conclusion.

Option B is the correct Answer
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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. Incorrect. The 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. The first is a conclusion of the proponent of softer coaching and the argument seeks to oppose that. The second is a consideration (the keyword here in the second BF that makes it a consideration as opposed to an evidence is the word "may") in support of the main conclusion.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. Incorrect. The 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. Incorrect. The first is not a consideration, but 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 is not used to support the main conclusion.
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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.

Answer 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?

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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