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Reading Comprehension: Structure Questions

One function of the first paragraph is to

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The passage makes a statement about the origins of America's style of warfare and then the second and third paragraph give us more information about those origins.

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The author makes no claims in the first paragraph about the extent to which American military style veered away from its European roots. The author's view emerges only in the third paragraph.

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The author does not propose a theory but makes a statement about the origins of the American style of combat.

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Although the third sentence of the first paragraph tells us that there is an open question about how far the American style of combat has veered away from its European origins, the passage never resolves this question.

Incorrect.

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The author does not state there there is any accepted position in the topic he or she writes about.

propose a theory to be disproved
explain the author's position in a scholarly argument
introduce an observation to be elaborated upon
pose a question to be resolved
dissent from an accepted position