## Indicator words in LR

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tmc07d

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### Indicator words in LR

How do you know if words such as (many, most, not, all) are an acceptable word within an answer choice? Do you have to look at the stimulus and see if its to strong or within the scope? Any help is appreciated.

am060459

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### Re: Indicator words in LR

if the stimulus is using word such as most, not all, some, etc then the answer can contain words similar to that in nature (the answer choice should not contain words that are definitive like all or none).

the answer choice depends on the language of the stimulus.

am060459

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### Re: Indicator words in LR

for example, if you are doing a parallel reasoning question and the stimulus contains the word some or not all, then you can eliminate the answer choice that contains words like ALL or NONE.

tmon

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### Re: Indicator words in LR

tmc07d wrote:How do you know if words such as (many, most, not, all) are an acceptable word within an answer choice? Do you have to look at the stimulus and see if its to strong or within the scope? Any help is appreciated.

If you have the LR bible or Manhattan's LR Guide, there's a section in the formal logic chapter where they go over what some/most means. It's pretty helpful for this. In some cases it depends on the question type though. If you're looking for inferences/conclusions and the argument integrates "some" or "most" then it's pretty unlikely that an "all" answer will be correct, for instance. Also, a typical flaw they use is putting a couple "some"s or "most"s and drawing a definite conclusion from them.

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