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sandeep_chhabra Senior | Next Rank: 100 Posts Default Avatar
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Post Fri May 16, 2008 4:39 am
The author's assertion that job evaluation is a justifiable technique for comparing dissimilar jobs is qualified by an admission that




I am not able to understand what the question is asking. Bit confused by it language. Can anyone please guide.

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Post Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:55 am
Not quite. "Author's assertion" does refer to some kind of claim the author is making (in this case, that something called "job evaluation" is a useful technique for comparing dissimilar jobs). When we qualify something, though, it means that we're either (a) acknowledging some kind of weakness in our argument or claim, or (b) limiting the scope of our claim (eg, "this only applies to high-tech companies"). (These two things can kind of be seen as the same thing - if you have to limit the scope of your claim, that is a weakness.)

So, in this case, we're being asked to find some kind of limitation or weakness in the author's claim - something that the author actually admits ("admission") in the passage, not something that we just think of on our own.

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Post Tue May 20, 2008 9:19 pm
in simple words, author's assertion (on job evaluation....) is supported by which of the following options,

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