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Unformatted text preview: Vagueness Quiz (See related pages) Results Reporter Out of 11 questions, you answered 10 correctly with a final grade of 91% 10 correct (91%) 0 incorrect (0%) 1 unanswered (9%) Your Results: The correct answer for each question is indicated by a . Look for the vagueness in these examples. Are they vague themselves, do they offer vague comparisons, or is there no vagueness? 1 CORRECT Please don't make any more late-night phone calls. A) Vague in itself B) Vague comparison C) No vagueness D) Vague in emotive force Feedback: "Late-night" may not have a precise definition, but it's clear enough. 2 CORRECT Please don't make any more unpleasant phone calls. A) Vague in itself B) Vague comparison C) No vagueness D) Vague in rhetorical force Feedback: "Unpleasant" needs more explanation. 3 CORRECT Whiskey is no worse a drink for you than beer. A) Vague in itself B) Vague comparison C) No vagueness D) Vague in emotive force Feedback: If the comparison refers to the total alcohol in one whiskey drink and one bottle of beer, it is true (but such details ought to be provided). If other claims are implied about potential for abuse and relative (but such details ought to be provided)....
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This note was uploaded on 02/16/2010 for the course AXIA crt 205 taught by Professor Tracyclaire during the Spring '10 term at Aarhus Universitet.
- Spring '10