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Source: UNIX System Administration—A Beginner's Guide by Steve Maxwell (2002)

Example:

Certainly this is the ideal situation, but the world is full of situations that are far from perfection. As a result, many successful administrators don't need to deal with the softer side, but more the technical.

Check my comprehension please: As a result, many successful administrators don't need to deal with the softer side, but instead they need to deal more with the technical side.

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    Yes, I'd agree with your interpretation. Jan 16, 2017 at 11:44
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    Yes, your interpretation is correct. With a parallel structure like 'softer side... technical side', we sometimes omit the second instance of the noun (side, in this case).
    – John Feltz
    Jan 16, 2017 at 13:00
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    For the sake or parallellism, the author might have written "less with the softer side and more with the technical" instead of "don't need to deal...but more..."
    – TimR
    Jan 16, 2017 at 14:06

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Yes, your interpretation is correct.

@Tᴚoɯɐuo makes a very good comment:

For the sake or parallellism, the author might have written "less with the softer side and more with the technical" instead of "don't need to deal...but more..." –

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