Reply To: Chapter 6 – LR – a piece ≠ the puzzle

May 20, 2016 at 6:40 pm #1886
Mike Kim

Hello Sandhya! –

Nice to meet you online and I hope you are finding the Trainer helpful —

I think I understand your concern — and if I had to guess — please forgive me if I am wrong — I believe you are perhaps someone who did not grow up learning English in the United States? — the reason I mention that is because the phrase has to do with an idiom that I now realize perhaps only people who grew up in America might be familiar with —

So, my flaw title is a play on the term “piece of the puzzle,” which describes one part of a whole. The idiom comes from the playing of jigsaw puzzles, which are puzzles where different pieces are brought together to create a complete picture, known as the total puzzle.

In each of these arguments, as you mentioned, the author is taking support about a part and reaching a conclusion about something more general.

Does that clear it up? Sorry for any confusion that might have caused, and if you need anything else at all please don’t hesitate to get in touch —

Mike Kim