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TAMOUH on June 26, 2019

"Bring about" Example 3

I wanted to know if it is a rule that the statement "Bring about" introduces a necessary condition. In other words, can we take as that the statement will aways introduce a necessary condition or does it only pertain to this example. Also, the same question goes for the word "necessary", which my question is that can we always assume that the word necessary introduces a necessary condition and the remaining part of the sentence is the sufficient condition. Thank you for the help.

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Ravi on June 26, 2019


Great question. "Bring about" and "necessary" can introduce necessary
conditions, but they don't always do. This is because there could be
other words before them that qualify what they're referring to.

Consider this sentence:

Clouds can sometimes bring about rain.

"Bring about" isn't introducing a necessary condition here.

Here's another sentence:

For teachers, it is occasionally necessary for them to discipline
their students.

"Necessary" isn't introducing a necessary condition here.

Does this make sense? Let us know if you have any other questions!

TAMOUH on July 1, 2019

great explanation. Thank you it does make sense

Ravi on July 1, 2019

@T97, you're welcome! Happy it helped!