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# Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author most likely uses the word however in order to

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Although we know that American discount airlines was successful where other airlines were not, this is not the function of the word however. In this context, however contrasts the success of American discount airlines with the means by which that success was achieved.

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Since American discount airlines used means that could logically be expected to be displeasing to customers, their success is somewhat of a surprise.

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Although the frugality of American discount airlines is the reason for their success, this is not the function of the word however in this context. The word however implies a relationship of opposition (rather than one of cause and effect) between American discount airlines' success and the means by which this success was achieved.

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The author does not question the success of American discount airlines, although she or he does use the word however to denote that they achieved this success in an unusual way.

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The passage implies that American discount airlines' success comes directly from their extra charges for services, even though this fact may be slightly surprising.

argue that American discount airlines are unlike other American airlines
show that the success of American discount airlines is unexpected
show that the frugality of American discount airlines is the reason for their success
cast doubts on the success of American discount airlines
show that the success of American discount airlines is unrelated to their extra charge for services