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    i recently took a test at my university on emisions. i believe a question may be wrong due to the vocabulary used in the sentence but my teacher says it is right here is the true/false question how it is wrote on the test. "NOX can be removed from the exhaust system using a reduction catalytic converter" my reasoning was correct in saying that it is wrong cause you cannot get rid of all the NOX from exhaust only some. my teacher says that that is what the question says. i believe the way that question is worded it means all of the NOX is removed not just some of it. Am i right that the statment is meaning all of the NOX is removed not just some?

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    Default Re: test question interpretation

    A little more punctuation would make your post a lot easier to read.

    'Nox can be removed from the exhaust system... .' This does not necessarily mean that all NOX can be removed.

    'Blood can be taken from the body at regular intervals.' Noone would think we meant all the blood.

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    Default Re: test question interpretation

    The test was to see if you knew that a converter had to be used to remove NOX.

    The method was being discussed, not the quantity of the NOX.

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    Default Re: test question interpretation

    And if you say it's false, then you're saying that NOX cannot be removed, which sounds as if no NOX can be removed, so to say it's true is closer to the truth.

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