What does it mean by a statement being contestable? - (qualify a statement).
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An unqualified statement is clear and unequivocal. A qualified statement expresses some level of uncertainty about its own accuracy. An example of the first kind would be:
I can answer this question.
An example of the second kind (a qualified statement) would be:
If I am understanding this question correctly, I can answer it.
The qualification indicates that if I am not understanding the question correctly, then I am not able to answer it.