"ensure" - sufficient or necessary?

glitterfyme
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"ensure" - sufficient or necessary?

Postby glitterfyme » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:02 pm

does the word "ensure" indicate sufficient or necessary conditions??

thanks! :D

Manhattan LSAT Noah
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Re: "ensure" - sufficient or necessary?

Postby Manhattan LSAT Noah » Mon Jan 09, 2012 1:12 pm

glitterfyme wrote:does the word "ensure" indicate sufficient or necessary conditions??

thanks! :D

Somber example that should help you see it:

Jumping in front of a train ensures death.

Which is it:

death --> jumping in front of train
jumping in front of train --> death

Get it?

ExcelBaller
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Re: "ensure" - sufficient or necessary?

Postby ExcelBaller » Mon Jan 09, 2012 9:38 pm

Necessary because it guarantees something happens.

rglifberg
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Re: "ensure" - sufficient or necessary?

Postby rglifberg » Mon Jan 09, 2012 11:27 pm

yep.

just because you are dead does not mean you jumped from a train like in death---> train

but if you jump from a train that means you are dead as in train--->death




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