Pure science—research with no immediate commercial or technological application—is a public good. Such research requ...

Zachary on April 10, 2020

Conclusion

What is the conclusion in this passage is it the society sentence with public funds or is it Pure Science...... is public good..... and are there ALWAYS going to be intermediary conclusions or not always the case? And what are some indicators to know that something is a Subsidiary.

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Ben on April 10, 2020

Hi Zachary, thanks for the question.

The conclusion of this passage is "society that wants to reap the benefits...".

There are not always going to be intermediary conclusions. Often, this is the case. But alternatively, there can be several unconnected premises that do not build on the other, but all support the one main conclusion in a passage. Each argument is different and it will definitely be easiest for future questions to ask yourself whether one statement supports another or if they are unconnected. Then you will be able to determine premise vs intermediary conclusion vs main conclusion.

As for indicators intermediary conclusion, there is no specific indicator for these. Conclusion indicators are used for both sub conclusions and main conclusions. Depending on the structure of the argument, however, you will know whether you are reading a sub conclusion or main conclusion.

I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any other questions.