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"Some"

Re: "Some"
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2007, 03:21:35 AM »
I think the key here is that "does not exclude" =! "means"

"Some" does not exclude "all". However, it does not necessarily mean all.

True: All -> some

Not necessarily true: Some -> all.  (though could be true)


And now I think my brain has imploded.

Yup.

I still like the other definition given.  (at least one.)

Yeah, I think that's the easiest way to define it.

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Re: "Some"
« Reply #11 on: September 13, 2007, 11:06:18 AM »
I think the key here is that "does not exclude" =! "means"

"Some" does not exclude "all". However, it does not necessarily mean all.

True: All -> some

Not necessarily true: Some -> all.  (though could be true)


And now I think my brain has imploded.

Yup.

I still like the other definition given.  (at least one.)

Yeah, I think that's the easiest way to define it.
That's how we learned it in Formal Logic (which I recommend taking if you get a chance; it's a huge help on LR and LG, and just getting your mind in that mode of thought for the whole test).