reop6780 wrote:I got this one right since answer D is obviously wrong.
However, I was not sure of "generalization" and "explication of terms."
The explanation points out "generalization" occurs thorough out the passage.
I do not know what "generalization" is made or what it is in reading comprehension.
Also, this term, "generalization" appears in question stem such as Q26 and Q25 in the next passage (#7, pg 81).
Is it sth implied generally by an author?
Lastly, I'm confused of "explication of terms" in regard with what it is as well.
The answer key cites lines 18-19 but I assume it's 35-37.
Still, I expected "explication of terms" to be more specific explanation of certain terms.
Lines of 35-37 describes an example, and I do not understand what terms are clarified here.
Some generalization occurs when the author talks about America and England and makes generalizations about their somewhat contrasting legal styles. One dictionary definition of "generalization" is "a general statement or concept obtained by inference from specific cases".
Explication may be going on re the various types of law mentioned, e.g., constitutions, statutes, etc., around line 18 or so. "Explication" means about the same as "explanation".
Around lines 35-37, the example given is of how a document (like a will) may fail when a formality is not observed, so that the substantive purpose of the will doesn't get carried out.
Hope this helps, and happy holidays,