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100 points for $49 worth of Veritas practice GMATs FREE VERITAS PRACTICE GMAT EXAMS Earn 10 Points Per Post Earn 10 Points Per Thanks Earn 10 Points Per Upvote ## Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However, ##### This topic has 1 member reply ### Top Member ## Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However, ## Timer 00:00 ## Your Answer A B C D E ## Global Stats Difficult Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However, this is not true. Hard work should be its own reward, because such work intrinsically gives the worker satisfaction when it is performed satisfactorily. The bold phrase plays which of the following roles in the argument? A. It provides information that undermines the conclusion. B. It points out the assumption with which the author disagrees. C. It repeats a previously stated premise. D. It offers support for the author's conclusion. E. It is the conclusion the author's argument is designed to reach. OA D Source: Princeton Review ### Top Member Legendary Member Joined 02 Mar 2018 Posted: 1040 messages Followed by: 2 members Top Reply The presence of HOWEVER indicates that the previous statement was a counter premise and what will follow is the main conclusion. Option A - Incorrect To undermine means to go against a claim. However, the reverse is the case in the bold sentence. Option B - Incorrect The bold statement does not point out any point of disagreement, therefore, it's in lieu of option A. The bold statement in the question supports the claim and not otherwise. Option C - Incorrect The stated/bold sentence is not a repetition of the initial statement. It is, however, a point of making the argument that specifies a point that has not been previously stated. Option D - correct Yes! The bold statement is a backup statement to validates the writer's opinion. Clearly logical and valid. Option E - Incorrect Not the final destination, as some other points were still reached. This makes the sentence incorrect. • 5-Day Free Trial 5-day free, full-access trial TTP Quant Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Free Veritas GMAT Class Experience Lesson 1 Live Free Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Get 300+ Practice Questions 25 Video lessons and 6 Webinars for FREE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • 1 Hour Free BEAT THE GMAT EXCLUSIVE Available with Beat the GMAT members only code • Award-winning private GMAT tutoring Register now and save up to$200

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