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Constraints on Numerical Expressions$

Chris Cummins

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780199687909

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2015

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199687909.001.0001

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(p.195) Appendix F Materials for Experiment 6 (section 4.8.3)

(p.195) Appendix F Materials for Experiment 6 (section 4.8.3)

Constraints on Numerical Expressions
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  1. 1. ‘If the shopper took at least 3 carrier bags, they will get a discount. The shopper took 3 carrier bags.’

    • Does the speaker think the shopper will get a discount?

  2. 2. ‘If the tennis player served fewer than 4 aces, they will be disappointed. The tennis player served 3 aces.’

    • Does the speaker think the tennis player will be disappointed?

  3. 3. ‘If Anna wrote 3 letters, she will be satisfied. Anna wrote at least 3 letters.’

    • Does the speaker think Anna will be satisfied?

  4. 4. ‘If the artist sketched more than 3 landscapes, he will stop working. The artist sketched fewer than 3 landscapes.’

    • Does the speaker think the artist will stop working?

  5. 5. ‘If there are more than 2 parks in the area, the residents will be happy. There are 3 parks in the area.’

    • Does the speaker think the residents will be happy?

  6. 6. ‘If Ellen likes at most 3 bands, she probably prefers films to music. Ellen likes at most 2 bands.’

    • Does the speaker think Ellen probably prefers films to music?

  7. 7. ‘If there 3 cards on the table, the trick can begin. There are at most 3 cards on the table.’

    • Does the speaker think the trick can begin?

  8. 8. ‘If there are fewer than 3 reasons to attend the talk, I won’t go. There are 3 reasons to attend the talk.’

    • Does the speaker plan to attend the talk?

  9. 9. ‘If there are at most 3 buttons on the jacket, it will look fine. There are at most 2 buttons on the jacket.’

    • Does the speaker think the jacket will look fine?

  10. 10. ‘If the student attends at most 3 lectures, they will have plenty of free time. The student attends 3 lectures.’

    • Does the speaker think the student has plenty of free time?

  11. (p.196) 11. ‘If the grocer stocks fewer than 4 brands of coffee, I’ll go to the supermarket. The grocer stocks fewer than 3 brands of coffee.’

    • Does the speaker intend to go to the supermarket?

  12. 12. ‘If the room has fewer than 3 windows, it will be too dark. The room has more than 3 windows.’

    • Does the speaker think the room will be too dark?

  13. 13. ‘If there are 3 candidates in the election, it is difficult to choose. There are more than 3 candidates in the election.’

    • Does the speaker think it is difficult to choose?

  14. 14. ‘If the tourist chose at most 3 postcards, she will have cash to spare. The tourist chose at most 2 postcards.’

    • Does the speaker think the tourist will have cash to spare?