## Expert's Help: Author's Opinion

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### Expert's Help: Author's Opinion

by imskpwr » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:28 am
Can any expert share his or her views on the below understandings?

I believe that ANY Conclusion presented in a passage MUST BE an OPINION of Author if no other group/person is mentioned.
Further, the final Author's POV( Author's conclusion) is the MAIN IDEA.

Believing in above points, I observe that most of the GMAT passages are opinionated.
But the passage tone is NEUTRAL, unless main idea is about some persuasion or criticism of the subject.

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by [email protected] » Mon Jul 24, 2017 8:13 am
imskpwr wrote:Can any expert share his or her views on the below understandings?

I believe that ANY Conclusion presented in a passage MUST BE an OPINION of Author if no other group/person is mentioned.
Further, the final Author's POV( Author's conclusion) is the MAIN IDEA.

Believing in above points, I observe that most of the GMAT passages are opinionated.
But the passage tone is NEUTRAL, unless main idea is about some persuasion or criticism of the subject.
Yeah, that appears to be a reasonable understanding of how passages on the GMAT operate. It's also helpful to be primed to recognize that certain structural markers indicate that the author is about to present her own opinion, which will often contradict a notion that someone else has professed. For example: Professor Horkins published his study regarding the importance of lower marginal tax rates in 1987, however, more recent, higher quality work has since undermined those conclusions.
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