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Language Problems

Language Problems - Class For each of the sentences below...

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Class For each of the sentences below indicate in which sense the specified word is used: Any Any person caught shoplifting will be prosecuted to the maximum extent of the law. Do you have any change? He doesn’t need any help. I’ll bet you any amount of money he didn’t do it. Are there any messages for me? For any prime number, there exists a prime number greater than it. You need to call the police any time you’re in a car accident. Take any book you want. Give me any food you don't want 1. One (without specification) 2. Some (without specification) 3. Every (without specification) 4. All (without specification) The definitions below are supposed to define the sense in which the word is used in the usage example. Refute the definitions by setting forth appropriate counter- examples. Word Definition Usage Example mercenary person paid to be a soldier Blackwater says its contractors aren’t mercenaries run to go faster than walking She ran five miles yesterday. chase to run after He chased the robber for two miles. pornography the depiction of erotic behavior Pornography is widespread on the web. State literally the meaning of the following sentences: She’s under the gun to finish the project by the end of the month. The company’s got you over a barrel; if you don’t play ball, they’ll fire you. The state will take my children away from me over my dead body. Resolve the ambiguity of the sentences below by unambiguously stating both meanings: Your roommate’s a funny guy. In your heart, you know he’s right (Barry Goldwater’s campaign slogan). I almost jog every day.
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Homework for Wednesday For each of the sentences below indicate in which sense the specified word is used: Certain She’s certain that it he’s the robber. (3) Certain players got special treatment. (2) The only things that are certain are death and taxes. (1) It’s certain he’s the father of the child. (1) There are certain things no one should have to experience. (2) 1. Indisputable; established beyond question or doubt. 2. Not specified or identified but assumed to be known. 3. Having or showing confidence; assured. Is Whales are mammals. (4) Anna’s pretty. (3) The first person I saw at the party was my ex. (2) He’s a terrible golfer. (3 or 4) A sofa is a couch. (1) I think, therefore I am. (5) The concert was last night. (6) There are no atheists in foxholes. (5) 1. to equal in meaning : have the same connotation as. 2. to have identity with; to be identical to 3. to have a specified qualification or characterization 4. to belong to the class of 5. to have an objective existence : have reality or actuality 6. occur; take place Theory Set theory provides the basis for all mathematics. (2) Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace independently developed the theory of evolution. (1) The cause of the plane crash is unknown; but one theory is that the pilot intentionally crashed the plane as a terrorist act. (3) The atomic theory is fact. (1) 1. A set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of
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