Reply To: Translating conditional statement

March 17, 2018 at 7:12 pm #136132
LSAT Dan
Participant

Perhaps an example with subject matter that isn’t arbitrary will help. Let’s say I’m a teacher at a typical school where there’s no school on the weekends. It would be correct to say “I only work on weekdays.” But that doesn’t mean I work on EVERY weekday. I’m off on Christmas, even if it’s a Tuesday. If I’m working, you know it’s a weekday, but if it’s a weekday, you don’t know that I’m working. So “I only work in weekdays” means:

Work —-> Weekday

Not

Weekday —> Work