How does a reader find an author’s purpose? I. by examining the author’s background II. by examining the historical and cultural context III. by examining the details in the text

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The correct answer is III. The author's purpose is the reason why a text has been written, which usually falls under one of three categories: persuade, inform, entertain. Other forms of purpose usually fall under one of these. Examining the details of the text, for example, the type of language used and any accompanying images will help a reader work out the author's purpose.

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