posted by Diane on .
I need help with this one,I'm not sure what to do.
Suzy will pass critical thinking only if she begins to study.
The phrase "only if" indicates something conditional, doesn't it? If this happens, then that will happen.
I see a pronoun in here -- she. What word is its antecedent (comes before it, means the same person)?
What will be the consequence of the "only if" clause?
I'm not sure what's meant by the last two terms.
Contradictory: Suzy will fail critical thinking only if she begins to study. or
Suzy will pass critical thinking if she does not begin to study.
Contrapositive: Suzy will fail critical thinking if she does not begin to study.
This sentence seems to be both compound and conditional.
I hope this helps. Thanks for asking.