# linguistics

posted by Marcella

For the following:
(a) John is angry because Mary murdered the platypus
(b) Mary murdered the platypus

A. (a) entails (b)

B. (a) presupposes (b)

C. Both

1. Writeacher

Now it's your turn. What do you think?

2. Marcella

Both entails and presuppposes?

3. Writeacher

Did John know about the murder first? Or did she murder the platypus first?

4. Marcella

she murdered the platypus first

5. Writeacher

Then I think it's only (a).

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