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Many people feel that hard work deserves a reward. However,

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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

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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.

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