## #21 - All too many weaklings are also cowards, and few

freddythepup

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Hi, for this question I thought I had diagrammed it correctly. But I didn't get the right answer.

Weaklings -->most Cowards
Cowards some NOT Fools
Conclusion: Weakling some Fool

Is this right?

How do you diagram "all too many"? I assumed this to mean "most". Thanks.
Brook Miscoski
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Freddy, there are some complicated wordings in that stimulus, and it prevented your conditions from being correctly expressed. Let's consider what each of the following phrases means:

"All too many"
"few...fail"

"All too many" is subjective. It means "more than I would like." We can't infer "most" from it, but rather "at least one," which is a "some" concept.

"few...fail" is fairly loose, but it means that "some are."

So,

Weakling Coward
Cowards Fool

flawed conclusion is Weakling Fool

The flaw is that you can't chain "some" statements together. This flaw would still exist if you had interpreted one or more of the statements as a "most."

(A) chains absolute and non-absolute relationships. Wrong.
(B) is about something not being likely, rather than belief that at least one exists. Wrong.
(C) chains "some" statements. Winner. Alternatively, chains non-absolute relationships. Winner.
(D) contains reasoning about motives, not how groups share characteristics. Wrong.
(E) chains absolute and non-absolute relationships. Wrong.