1 Speakers and writers don't always use quantifiers with sufficient precision, so that the proposition they intend to convey is unclear and open to misinterpretation and rhetorical abuse. Suppose your friend says, 'Premiership footballers all earn massive payments from sponsorship deals'. You don't agree and you mention an exception - Fergie Footballer receives only his footballer's salary, with no extra money from endorsing sports shoes or shirts. Suppose your friend defends her claim by saying that she didn't really mean that every single player in the Premiership earns big money from endorsements and sponsorship, but only that most or nearly all of them supplement their earnings in this way. Now that her claim is clear, you see that it is one with which you are more likely to

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