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"Most" vs. "Some" Rules in TM Drills

dubsy

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"Most" vs. "Some" Rules in TM Drills
« on: August 20, 2006, 02:07:29 PM »
I am so horrible at drawing proper conclusions especially when "most" and "some" statements are given together, (whether it's most-most, some-some, most-some, etc.).  Does anyone have any hintful rules or clues to help me understnd the concept better so that I know when i can't draw a valid conclusion, and when i can??? please help! thanks

Re: "Most" vs. "Some" Rules in TM Drills
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006, 03:45:07 PM »
I am so horrible at drawing proper conclusions especially when "most" and "some" statements are given together, (whether it's most-most, some-some, most-some, etc.).  Does anyone have any hintful rules or clues to help me understnd the concept better so that I know when i can't draw a valid conclusion, and when i can??? please help! thanks

I don't think you can ever draw a conclusion from  "most-some" or "some-some" premises.  Please correct me if I am wrong.

Re: "Most" vs. "Some" Rules in TM Drills
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006, 05:26:16 PM »
Most and some are not the same.  Most is more than half, whereas some is just any amount.

For example:

Most flowers are red, and most flowers are tall.  You know that at least some flowers are both red and tall.

Some flowers are red, and some flowers are tall.  You can make no conclusions.

Some flowers are red, and most flowers are tall.  No conclusions.

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Re: "Most" vs. "Some" Rules in TM Drills
« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2006, 04:40:40 PM »
thanks guys, this definitely all really helps! although it's going to take me a bit to digest it all...