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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author mentions that all scholars agree that American forces used a less restrained style of fighting in order to

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Although the same sentence tells us that the American style of combat is considered less restrained, this is not the function of this detail in the sentence.

Try to think why the author mentions that the scholars agree on some issues.

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The word although tells that the scholarly consensus on the American style of fighting does not extend to all issues of American military style.

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Although we know that scholars do not know the extent to which the American army strayed from its European predecessors, the author does not criticize these scholars at any time.

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The author does not give us any hint as to what scholarly discoveries he or she believes might happen in the future, so it is unlikely he mentions the scholarly consensus for that purpose.

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The author emphasizes that all scholars agree on certain point in order to leave those points behind and focus the discussion on the topic that is still under debate.

describe the unique American style of combat
emphasize that there is a complete scholarly consensus on the issue of American military style
narrow down the discussion on American style of combat to issues that are not yet agreed upon
criticize the scholarly failure to discover the extent to which the American army strayed from its European predecessors
argue that scholars may never discover to which extent American armies strayed from their European predecessor