This question is pertaining to critical reading.
I was curious what a “restrained” tone would be? Does it normally act as a qualifier? What exactly is its purpose in the tone section in critical reading? Can you give an example as well?
Thank you again
A restrained tone is one where the speaker or writer is not saying the full extent of what he or she wants to say, probably to maintain some level of courtesy. For example, the president may speak in restrained tones about another foreign leader he dislikes when giving a public interview in order not to set off a diplomatic disaster.