The author of the passage would most likely agree with which one of the following statements about the definition of ...

Peej on November 9, 2022

Why A

When I first read this I interpreted A to mean that there were people who should qualify for refugee status who weren't listed as meaning that they wouldn't get refugee status. The word "should" really threw me off can you explain this please.

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Emil-Kunkin on November 9, 2022

Hi, the word should conveys a sense of prescription, that if something should happen, then it is right or ideal to make it happen. So, A is saying that the definition was wrong to fail to include those who were excluded. Would simply described the world as it is or could be, it is descriptive rather than prescriptive. Since the author clearly agrees that the definition is too narrow, she thinks that more people should be included.