# Linguistics

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1) (A) Mary murdered the platypus
(B) Mary killed something

(a) entails (b)
OR (a) presupposes (b)
OR both

2) (A) John is taller than Mary
(B) Mary is shorter than John

(a) entails (b)
OR (a) presupposes (b)
OR both

• Linguistics -

1. It has to be the first choice; the second choice is false, so the third choice is false, too.

2. It has to be both since both sentences are saying the same thing.

• Linguistics -

why does #1 not presuppose? If it is undern negatation, such as Mary did not murdered the platypus. Does it still necessarily mean that she she still did not kill something?

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