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“Of course, the Army only helps families of active-duty personnel. It’s the Department of Veterans Affairs that’s charged with treating the problems that can persist long past discharge. But “if you asked the VA to treat your kids, they would think it was nonsense,” says Hofstra’s Motta.”

“Of course”

  • this is a factual claim by itself because it is a phrase that can’t be doubted
  • “of course” means certainly and certainly means undoubtedly

“the Army only helps families of active-duty personnel.”

  • this is a categorical claim because the army only helps families of active-duty personnel
  • they don’t help other types of families

“It’s the Department of Veterans Affairs that’s charged with treating the problems that can persist long past discharge”

  • this is a factual claim because there is no doubt that the Department of Veterans Affairs treat the problems
  • it is their own duty and not any other department’s

“if you asked”

  • this is a recommendation claim because they are saying if you did this, then this would come out of it
  • they imply that if you “asked” the VA, then the VA would respond back with an answer verbally or with an action

“But ‘if you asked the VA to treat your kids, they would think it was nonsense'”

  • this is kind of a causal claim because it’s kind of a prediction of what will occur if you asked them to treat your kids
  • the word “if” indicates that there is a possibility something might happen in the event that

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