Gabriel on February 27, 2020
I am having an issue understanding the rules due to the malleability of the english language. For example, the term "only if" is supposed to introduce a necessary condition. However, you could make a grammatically correct sentences which states that "only if there is smoke is there fire" AND "There is smoke only if there is fire". Grammatically and verbally these two statements mean the exact same thing, but according to the rules of logic presented they mean totally different things. I am having difficulty internalizing the rule when it does not work with the english language.
on February 28, 2020