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Reading Comprehension: Detail Function Questions

The author of the passage most likely quotes the text of the Ninth Amendment in order to

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We know from our Initial Reading that there is a debate over which privacy rights are guaranteed by the Constitution, and interpretations of the 9th Amendment are an integral part of this debate. The author avoids presenting a biased view by quoting, rather than interpreting, the amendment.

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The author of a GMAT passage is always an expert on the topic and will never need to prove his or her knowledge.

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The author does not present his or her position on the right to privacy debate anywhere in the passage.

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We already know that the 9th Amendment is important because the author writes an entire paragraph about it when discussing the debate over privacy rights. The author does not need to quote the amendment in order to show that it is important.

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Although this may be true, this is not the purpose of this detail in the passage. The author does not state or imply anything about the difficulty of interpreting the 9th Amendment, only that more than one interpretations exist.

display his or her knowledge of the law
maintain a neutral stance
reinforce his or her position on the question of the right to privacy
emphasize its importance in the debate over privacy rights
show how difficult it is to interpret the Ninth Amendment