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Abigail on November 14, 2022

Can "some" statements strengthen?

I was hesitant to choose A because it said "more than 23%", I interpreted that to be a "some" statement and wasn't sure it could strengthen the argument's conclusion.

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Emil on November 15, 2022

Hi, they certainly can. If the argument is that "some people will do this thing" and we have an additional fact that proves that some people will in fact do the thing in question, that certainly strengthens the argument, for strengthen/weaken questions, I would try to move away from the formal logic or quantifiers to just understand the argument, why it may be flawed, and how to fix or attack that flaw.