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Modern warfare has changed from large scale clashes of armies to suppression of civilian populations. Chemical agents that do their work silently appear to be suited to such warfare; and regretfully, there exist people in military establishments who think that chemical agents are useful tools for their cause.

Which of the following statements best sums up the meaning of the above passage:

  1. Modern warfare has resulted in civil strife.
  2. Chemical agents are useful in modern warfare.
  3. Use of chemical agents in warfare would be undesirable.
  4. People in military establishments like to use chemical agents in war.
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"there exist people in military establishments who think that chemical agents are useful tools for their cause"

makes the option (D) correct.


Using the word "regretfully" may be the personal opinion of someone.

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D. People in military establishments like to use chemical agents in war.
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it should be C and for sure.
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I agree. The passage is meant to show that chemical agents are not good for warfare even if some people in military establishment think them as tools. Option D portrays military personnel in a wrong way and no respected exam, specially GATE conducted by government bodies, would do this. So option C is without doubt the correct one.
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Is the word "regretfully" in the passage signifies that option c) should be correct?

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Yes, it does. Option (d) would sound a bit reasonable, although not correct, in the absence of the word "regretfully".
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still its difficult to understand why the answer is d insted of c?? Also any hints or tricks to solve such question?
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Is the answer really option D? Both C and D seem correct here, but C seems to summarise the passage better, which is what the question asks for.


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