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#21 - Words like "employee," "payee," and "detainee" support

GLMDYP
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Hi Powerscore!
I don't understand how (D) "narrows the scope" is right. Can you explain that to me?
Thanks!
David Boyle
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GLMDYP wrote:Hi Powerscore!
I don't understand how (D) "narrows the scope" is right. Can you explain that to me?
Thanks!


Hello,

It does so by adding this qualifier, "if a word with the ending -ee refers to one party in a two-party transaction, it refers to the party at which the other party’s action is directed." This prevents the generalization about "-ee" from being false, because the qualifier deals with two-party transactions, as opposed to the "one-party transaction" whereby one absents oneself and becomes an "absentee".

David