Writer: In the diplomat's or lawyer's world, a misinterpreted statement can result in an international incident or a...

on May 19, 2021

Is one word wrong in the correct answer?

Shouldn't the correct answer (A) state it is "less" likely to be misunderstood?

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Victoria on June 7, 2021

Hi @RonMayer,

Thanks for the question!

Answer choice (A) is written correctly.

The passage tells us that legal and diplomatic language does not have literary value and that the goal of this is to prevent misinterpretation which can have serious consequences.

Therefore, the stimulus is assuming that language which has literary value is more likely to be misunderstood. This would be why legal and diplomatic language would not have literary value i.e. to reduce the likelihood of misinterpretation.

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