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This is an issue of semantics and usage, not grammar. It is perfectly grammatical to use "beg the question" anywhere you could use any other present-tense verb phrase. For instance, it would be grammatically correct to use "beg the question" to mean "sit down". As the students entered the classroom, the teacher told them to beg the question in their ...


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Here's the thing: using "beg the question" as an alternative to "raise the question" could be correct, but only if language and grammar consisted entirely of the addition of the literal values of words (aka: looking at each word and its meaning, they are the same). However, language contains a number of pre-set combinations of words whose meanings are ...


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How to Prove It by Vellerman, a textbook on formal logics, says In mathematics, or always means inclusive or, unless otherwise specified, ... and the book later uses "either ... or ..." to mean ∨. What English sentences are represented by the following expressions? ... ¬S ∧ (L ∨ S) ... Solutions ... John isn't stupid, ...


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I believe this can be described as a conditional statement, or just as an adjective - conditional.


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The implication is that it is A which will change ('synchronize') to match B. To make the statement so ambiguous that one could not tell which entity was being changed to match the other, you could write "After [the procedure], A and B will be synchronized" or "After [the procedure], A and B will synchronize".


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It may be being used to imply "I haven't decided" or "I haven't considered that question.". In these cases it it literally true. Or it may be a polite alternative to "I don't want to answer that."


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I have a bad habit of saying, or prefacing remarks with "I don't know" if I feel insecure or uncertain about an opinion or preference I hold. However, this might not be what you mean, because I don't just say "I don't know" and leave it at that. It's usually "I don't know," followed by said opinion or preference. It's like I'm saying, "don't hold me to this" ...


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Language can't be squashed into boolean logic. Nor are the meanings of phrases dependent on their fulfilment in the real world. There are lots of cases where and can be used with essentially the same meaning as or, such as Our dinner choices are pizza or curry. Our dinner choices are pizza and curry. This is because neither and nor or have the same ...


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Does the word “and” always mean a logical (boolean) operation? Certainly not, a quick glance at the dictionary demonstrates that the use of and is not limited to a boolean operation: conjunction 1.0 Used to connect words of the same part of speech, clauses, or sentences, that are to be taken jointly: bread and butter they can read and write ...


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I have to weigh in here. I can't stand by while others butcher logic. According to me, and based on the examples posted here, in the cases English AND is used logically, Boolean AND and English AND are IDENTICAL. I'll be ready to believe otherwise when I see some solid proof. Debunking Prem's examples: (2B) Most cases against this criminal gang were ...


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You ask whether "AND" is always a "Boolean-Operation" meaning both should occur. You also think that, as more words are added to the phrases on the two sides of AND, the meaning changes to OR. Well, here are some cases which can be taken as counter-examples : Short Forms : (1) Drinking AND Driving will be punished : Both are required ; It is an offence ...


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In the sychronization, A will be made equal to B. So it seems the documentation is inconsistent. Asking you to change A makes sense only if B will then be synchronized with A.


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I agree that the limit is inclusive, based on creditcard payment notices that come with exact dates.


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converse implication: only describes Y, I want an adjective that describes X and Y s 'relationship The adjectives (concepts) you need are necessary and sufficient and the concept you already know of "relationship betweem X and Y (usually P and Q in logic), that is "implication" In the quoted link you can see the possible combinations, the example you ...



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