First of all, I am devising a list of conditional logic "trigger words" so that I can make my response to conditional logic more automatic. Is my list forgetting any key players (or perhaps even minor players - every little bit helps)? I took the sufficient/necessary words from the LSAT trainer, the blog, and some other words I've found in stimuli. However, there is also this list of "guarantee" words that I found in the Trainer and I have been thinking about them. What is the deal with these? Are they "special" because they are always necessary conditions unless paired with another word indicating necessity? For example...
"John cannot go to the store today"
John → ~Store
"The LSAT cannot be mastered in a day"
LSAT → ~Mastered in a day
"John cannot go to the store without his car keys" (it seems in a way that the "cannot" doesn't matter anymore?)
Store → Car Keys
~Car Keys → ~Store
"The LSAT cannot be mastered in a day unless one received a 179 on his or her diagnostic"
Mastered → 179
~179 → ~Mastered
This is what I am thinking but please correct me if I am wrong! As for the "special considerations," I gleamed it from the LSAT blog as those are words that need a little bit of medication to the traditional cookie cutter mold we try to fit these phrases into:
"None of my friends understand the pain and glory of the LSAT"
Friend → ~Understand
Understand → ~Friend
"Dedicated people never take days off"
Dedicated person → ~Days off
Days off → ~Dedicated person
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• In order to
• The only
• To be
• If only
• Depends upon
• Relies upon
• Only if
• Only when
• Will be
Secondly, how do you go about conceptualizing double negatives? For example, I have this phrase:
"Nothing that one should not have desired in the first place fails to be a pleasure"
I guess I am just getting turned around the phrase "never" but I also noticed that I get turned around on the phrase "nothing" too.
~Desired --> Pleasure? Is this correct?
Let's say we have the phrase "Jenny is never not ready" (not the best grammar I know)
Is this Jenny --> Ready?
Do double negatives just become affirmative positives?