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dalaal on February 28 at 01:40AM

Relating to Q 4,5, & 6 in the Video Lesson

First with Question 4: Why did we diagram answer choice C as EP some SP, and not EP & A some SP, since we have "who are" in the statement. I remember on previous questions in the S & N lesson, A who is B is C was diagrammed as A & B -> C. About Question 5: Why did we diagram the phrase in the second sentence, "the interest from some interest-bearing accounts" the same as the phrase in the first sentence "interest-bearing accounts"? I first thought them to be different conditions, one is about the type of account, and the other is about interest itself. Finally, Question 6: My attempt to diagram the passage was a complete mess. The main reason was that I did not see that the sentences in the passage were repetitive (rephrased). My final attempt treated the first and second sentences as one, since the people referred to in the second sentence were the same as those in the first sentence. Thus I diagrammed it as follows: People who invest - most - don't do research (i.e., rely on a broker or depend on hunches). Accordingly, I concluded that answer choice B was a paraphrase of these two sentences and the correct answer.

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Ravi on February 28 at 07:06AM

@Dalaal,

Regarding question 4, it'd be find to diagram it as you did (EP and A< - some - >SP). Mehran diagrammed it the way he did because he was using the subset of the EP group who are actors (from the first rule of the stimulus, which was A - >EP). Either way, (C) is something that must be true, so we can eliminate it regardless of how we choose to diagram it.

dalaal on February 28 at 06:19PM

Do you mean to say that when we state all A is EP, and then say EP who is A is X, it is understood as those EP from the first premise are X?

Could you also answer my inquires from the other questions in the video lesson?