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B. There’s a building next to the gate. c. 8a) If it is true that there is a house next to the gate, then (with respect to the same gate at the same point in history) it must be true that there is a building next to the gate; it cannot be otherwise. 8a) is true. It might be true, but there are other possibilities: the building next to the gate could be a barn or any other kind of building. 8b). Terminology: building is a superordinate2 for house and nouns labelling other kinds of building. House, barn, church, factory, hangar and so forth are hyponyms of building.

That is why it is natural for speaker D, who is faced with a thick piece of wood, to first negate C’s expectation by saying “It’s not thin”. 19c, d) simply enquires where the piece of wood is on the thin–thick scale, without bias towards an answer in the thick region. Thus, there is no pressure for speaker H to begin the reply by saying “It’s not thick”. The members of complementary pairs (same–different, right–wrong and so on) are resistant to grading. 20). 20) *Twins are samer/more same than siblings.

What the tutor opted to say allows the student to guess at the sort of grade achieved. Do you think the grade was high or low? Briefly justify your answer. In doing this, were you doing semantics or pragmatics? 3. Pick the right lock is an ambiguous sentence. State at least two meanings it can have. How many different propositions could be involved? 4. The word dishonest means ‘not honest’. The following five words also all have ‘not’ as part of their meaning: distrust, disregard, disprove, dislike, dissuade.

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