One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1An expression (e.g. all, some) that indicates the scope of a term to which it is attached.
- ‘And here the variable ‘x’ is bound by the quantifier outside the scope of ‘believes… ’, and ‘a’ is a name for x which may or may not be a name which S knows.’
- ‘Frege was the first to attempt to transcribe the old statements of categorical logic in a language employing variables, quantifiers and truth-functions.’
- ‘In order to avoid confusion between the objectual and substitutional interpretations of the quantifiers, I shall use ‘p’ to designate the universal substitutional quantifier.’
- ‘The epsilon operator is a term-forming operator which replaces quantifiers in ordinary predicate logic.’
- ‘For proving injectivity and surjectivity of functions, Ward had stressed how a proof strategy could be outlined by simply looking at the quantifiers in the definitions.’
- 1.1Grammar A determiner or pronoun indicative of quantity (e.g. all, both).
- ‘Some words and phrases used as quantifiers can also be used as intensifiers, as in: much nicer; much less; many more; a little better; a lot older; a lot too old; a bit too much.’
- ‘Sentences containing multiple quantifiers are known to give rise to several interpretations.’
- ‘The questionnaire included examples of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and ‘closed-class’ words - pronouns, question words, prepositions and articles, and quantifiers.’
- ‘A discussion of grounding involves examining the role of determiners and quantifiers, and other aspects of the noun phrase.’
- ‘There are some kinds of relative clauses in which a quantifier or other operator binds the relative especially tightly to the interpretation of the syntactic head, e.g. ‘the only thing that trumps fear is greed’.’
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