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on October 24, 2019

strengthen / necessary with quantifiers?

For statements with most, being that the opposite is 50% or less, does "some" qualify as the logical opposite. Or no because some does not qualify as 50%? Thanks guys!

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Ben on October 24, 2019

Hi Chris_va, thanks for the question!

"Some" means at least one, possibly all. This includes anything that isn't none.

By saying the logical opposite of "most" is "some", you are including "most" as a possibility again because "some" can include "most". That's a mouthful, so here's something easier you can use.

The easiest way to negate "most" is to use "not most".

Hope this helps!