Sentence Semantics II notes

Questions

1. In what ways is Predicate Logic superior to Propositional Logic?

2. Which part of a sentence does the Predicate correspond to most closely?

3. Which parts of a sentence do the arguments correspond to most closely?

4. What does a “predication” consist of?

5. How could you represent the sentence “Japan is a country” in Predicate Logic?

6. How many arguments does a two-place predicate have?

7. Give an example of a two-place predicate.

8. Give an example of a three-place predicate.

9. How would you represent “Every boy is tired” in Predicate Logic?

10. How would you represent “All the boys like linguistics” in Predicate Logic?

11. How would you represent “A boy succeeded” in Predicate Logic?

12. How would you represent “A boy sent Mary one hundred dollars” in Predicate Logic?

13. What does the upside-down A mean?

14. What does the backward E mean?

15. What does the upside-down A say about two sets?

16. What does the backward E say about two sets?

17. How would you represent “No teachers like Bill” in Predicate Logic?

18. How would you represent “No students paid Jun five hundred yen” in Predicate Logic?

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