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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.

 

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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.

Two conclusions, a conclusion that the author disagrees with, and the author's 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; the second opposes that conclusion.
While this is a conclusion, it is not the author's 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.
Looks good. The first is a conclusion, the second is the the basis for the author's conclusion.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
While the first is a conclusion the author disagrees with, the second statement is not the main conclusion. The author bases the conclusion on the information in the second bolded statement.

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 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.
The first is a conclusion, not support for a conclusion.

Therefore, I believe the correct answer choice 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.

Fairly Simple question, before moving to the answer choices, let's analyze the question stem.
First, the argument is discussing the proponent's view and states its conclusion:- the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
The argument then starts stating evidence against the proponent's conclusion by stating:- given the highly dynamic and competitive nature of the modern-day sport, lack of technological advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.


Then the argument states the main conclusion: - Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

Now, let's move to the POE.


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.
This is incorrect as the First BF is not the main conclusion of the argument, it is the conclusion of the proponents.

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 correct. It matches our prethinking.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
This is incorrect as the second BF is not the main conclusion, it is evidence presented 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.
Now, this one is tricky, but carefully look at the first line, it says that it is a consideration that has been used to oppose the main conclusion. If you do the therefore test, this falls apart as as the main conclusion says - those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. and the first BF states therefore, the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. It is in fact the other way around. Hence it is 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.
This is incorrect as the 1st BF is not supporting the main conclusion of the argument.

Hence for all the reasons stated above, THE ANSWER IS B.
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Primary 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.

The author argues in favor of the main conclusion

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
As shown above, the first is not the main conclusion and in fact stands opposed to the main argument

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.
It is apt to call the second a consideration rather than an evidence because the author says "lack of technical advancements MAY outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today"

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 main conclusion of the argument. It is rather a statement in favor of 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.
The second is certainly not evidence as explained in (B)

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.
This says that the two boldfaces are on the same side whereas they aren't

Answer is (B)
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In the argument above, the portions in boldface play which of the following roles?

Before we evaluate the option. Lets write down the conclusions in the argument.
Conclusion 1: the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
Argument's Main conclusion: Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Evidence provided to support main conclusion:
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.

Considering above parts. Only Option B will fit the argument bold face descriptions.

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. The option correctly articulates the role of the two bold face. As described above.
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. It supports 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 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 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.

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.
first is not the main conclusion of the argument it is an intermediate conclusion that teh argument seeks to 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.
Correct answer that the first is the sub conclusion that the argument seeks tot oppose and the second is the consideration to support that the those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink that is the main conclusion
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
The fisrt is the conclusion that teh argument seeks to oppose but the second is not he 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.
The first is a sub conclusion which is opposed by the argument as a whole, so this point is other way around.
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 the anti conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose
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SUMMARY - international coaches are overdoing their job. the role of a coach must be more of a people manager ( Conclusion by others) . That is not the case (Includes 2nd Bold faced). Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink. (Author conclusion)

Prethinking - First face - conclusion by others(against author's opinion) and Second face - Support for main 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, Matches prethinking
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
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
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 against the main conclusion

IMO B
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To easily understand the author’s argument, I usually put myself into his shoes and wonder about why I need to tell all these words. What is my main message? How am I going to support my message? What am I apposing to with this message?

While solving Boldface questions, it is important to differentiate the conclusion of the author from the other conclusions. As soon as we find the author’s conclusion we find the evidence he is using to support his view. Subsequently, dissecting the stimulus into parts will become easier. The author is mainly talking about a recent popular view, thereby pointing out to its drawbacks and opposing to it.

Author’s conclusion: Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Author’s reasoning 1: No sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique and letting such lacuna aggravate is bound to have serious repercussions.
Author’s reasoning 2: Lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today

Conclusion opposed by the author: The role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator.
Reasoning for this conclusion: The professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform

After the dissection, we can see that the author is against softer coaching. The second boldface is his reasoning for why softer coaching should not be practiced. The first boldface is the conclusion of softer coaching’s proponents. Hence, the second boldface is the author’s reasoning against the first boldface containing the conclusion of proponents. With that in mind let’s analyze answer choices:

A. Not the first but the second is the main conclusion of the argument.

C. The second is not conclusion, but the line of reasoning.

D. The first boldface is not a consideration, but conclusion. The second is not evidence, but conclusion.

E. The first boldface is not in line with the main conclusion.

B. Indeed the author opposes to the first boldface. The second is indeed a consideration (line of reasoning) supporting the main conclusion. Bingo!

Hence 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.

First boldface: this is a conclusion of the argument which is opposed by the argument in the passage.
Second boldface: Supports main conclusion of the argument

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 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.
The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose and 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 the main conclusion of the argument Incorrect

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 and not a consideration and second is NOT a evidence. 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.
The first is NOT used to support the main conclusion of the argument but is a conclusion that the argument opposes. Incorrect

IMO B
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Here, the first boldface is a conclusion that is being opposed by the main conclusion.
Second Boldface is the consideration that is supporting the main 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. This is 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
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. Second is not the evidence
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 used to support the main conclusion
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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 first is not the main conclusion of the passage, it is an intermediate conclusion which is used as a premise in the argument to draw the main conclusion later; DISCARD
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 sounds correct; First is a conclusion obviously (conclusion marker "therefore" is present before it; the second Bold face is a consideration to support the main conclusion (Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.)
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 main conclusion as stated in option 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; the first is a intermediate conclusion 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. - The first statement is not supporting the main conclusion.
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IMO B

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. - First is not the main conclusion of the passage, main conclusion of the passage is "Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."

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 a conclusion the argument opposes and second supports 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. - First part is ok, but second is not the main conclusion. It serves as a supporting statement. The main conclusion is "Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink."

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 does not oppose the main conclusion, in fact it is the other way around. Second statement is described correctly.

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 of the argument. Second statement is described correctly.

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Statement 1: the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator. --> This is an intermediate conclusion that the author seeks to oppose

Statement 2: lack of technical advancements may out-mode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today.

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.
The first isn't the main conclusion of the passage, although the second opposes the 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 ANSWER. The first is an intermediate conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is one of the two considerations 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.
The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose, but the second isn't 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.
The first isn't really a consideration presented to oppose the main conclusion, but rather the opposing viewpoint itself; the second isn't an evidence, but rather a consideration presented to support 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.
The first clearly doesn't support the main conclusion of the argument, though the second is truly a consideration presented to support the main conclusion.


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The first part of the sentence is a conclusion that the argument is opposing using the evidence on the second bold part. The conclusion of the argument is that "those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink".

Answer choice A is wrong because it states that the first part is the main conclusion

Answer choice B is correct. The reason is explained above.

Answer choice C says the second bold part is the main conclusion of the argument which is wrong

Answer D also, says the first part is used to oppose the main conclusion which is wrong.

Answer choice E says the first part supports the main conclusion is also wrong

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In the given argument, below is the final or main conclusion.

Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

Entire Argument can be broken down in the following manner -

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.
[first idea is opposed]
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.
[main conclusion-]
Clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.

First Boldface is an intermediate conclusion that is opposed by the final conclusion. and Second boldface is used in support of the main conclusion.

Choices -

A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
Wrong. First boldface 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.
This is correct.

C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
Wrong.Although first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose, second is 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.
Wrong.First is not a consideration. Also, second boldface is not an evidence.

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. First is opposite of the main conclusion.
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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. WRONG. the first is not main conclusion, main conclusion is in the end of 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. RIGHT.
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. WRONG. The second isn't a conclusion, it's a consideration.
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 isn't evidence, it's 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. WRONG. The first isn't support the main conclusion.

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.

The first boldface portion plays a role of conclusion, but the author opposes it in the argument.
The main conclusion of the argument is those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink.
Thus the second part is something that helps the author to make the main conclusion. Let's check the answers.

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. ---- In line with our pre-thinking
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. ----- The first part is correct, but 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. --- I cannot say that the second is evidence... It is just the author's opinion, and yes, it supports the conclusion, but this rather a claim, not evidence
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. ---- Definitely no because the first does not support the main conclusion.
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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?

Analysis:
Premise "at the highest level, the professional sportsmen lack neither the skill nor the expertise to perform" support the intermediate conclusion "the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator" --> so the BF1 is a intermediate conclusion & author doesn't support it
Premise "lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today" supports the main conclusion of the argument "those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink" --> so BF2 supports the main conclusion


A. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion. --> 2nd BF2 supports the 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: matches w/ the analysis
C. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument. --> BF2 supports the main conclusion, but BF2 isn't 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. --> BF2 is not an evidence
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
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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?

Options prefixed with X are discarded.

XA. The first is the main conclusion of the passage; the second opposes that conclusion.
>>First (coach must be people manager)is not the main conclusion. Main conclusion is is that those arguing for 1st part must rethink. 2nd is a statement to support argument against 1st part.

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 seems CORRECT. 1st part is a conclusion based on premise that international players already have good technique. It is not the main conclusion. Main conclusion is that the 1st conclusion is faulty and must be rethought. The second bold part is a consideration to support the main conclusion highlighting the importance of continuing technical advancements....... Let us still evaluate other options.

XC. The first is a conclusion that the argument seeks to oppose; the second is the main conclusion of the argument.
>>This first is correctly identified as discussed in B. 2nd however, is NOT the main conclusion. It is a statement in support of the main conclusion. Main conclusion being that the 1st conclusion is incorrect.

XD. 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.
>>No, 1st is the intermediate conclusion based on initial premise. 2nd is not evidence to support main conclusion, it is merely a statement to support the main conclusion.

XE. 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 not supporting the main conclusion. The first is being opposed by the main conclusion.


Answer: B
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In Bold Faced questions, our first task is to identify conclusion. Here, it is "clearly, those arguing for softer coaching at the highest level must rethink". Now, lets see role of each BF sentences towards conclusion. First one is "the role of a coach must be more of a people manager and a facilitator". In other words, coach shall not strive to improve his skills but rather work on his managerial techniques. But conclusion goes against it. Conclusion clearly states that such statements are wrong because "no sportsperson, however skilled, is flawless in technique". This leads us to think that first BF goes against conclusion OR conclusion is against BF, whatever you prefer. This analysis helps us eliminate A (because first one is NOT conclusion) and E (this option says the opposite; first one is against conclusion). We are left with B, C, and D. Now lets analyze second BF, "lack of technical advancements may outmode tomorrow, a competitive sportsperson today". It speaks in support of main conclusion because if coaches may lose their outmode, those who argue for softer coaching must rethink. All in all, second BF supports main conclusion. Let's check B, C, and D. C can be eliminated because 2nd BF is not conclusion. D can also be eliminated but for another reason; second BF is not evidence, which is a fact, statistics, etc. While in this case second is just a a consideration.
So, with POE, I arrived at B
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