Lack of skill or ability



Possible paraphrasing solution:
Original sentence:"

"When the secretary's incompetence was exposed, he was fired.."

Paraphrased sentence:

When people could see that the secretary did not know how to do his job, he lost his job.


Your turn:

Paraphrase 2 of these sentences:

1 What is the difference between incompetence and indifference? 

2.  Jim said he was in jail because of his lawyer's incompetence.

3. Kathy attributed the company's loss of money to the boss's incompetence. 

4.  Accusing somebody of incompetence is a serious insult.  

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