Definition of "Almost"

    • November 19, 2016 at 12:39 pm #2859

      I get most= some non-zero number greater than 50% and some= a non-zero number. But what does “almost” mean?
      I can’t find the question that stumped me, but I thought that word’s LSAT meaning to be crucial.


    • November 21, 2016 at 9:32 am #2868
      Mike Kim

      Hi Jacob —

      It’s an interesting question — I can’t remember seeing an LSAT problem where a vague or easy-to-misinterpret usage of “almost” impacted the reasoning, so I’m afraid I can’t give you a worthwhile response on this — I would define almost as nearly all but not all, but, again, that’s just off the cuff — if anyone else has any thoughts please chime in, and if you happen to find the q I’d be happy to give my thoughts on it —


    • November 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm #2871
      LSAT Dan

      I think I’ve seen it in the context of an answer choice or two on necessary assumption questions, where the answer is something like, “Almost almost politicians are lawyers,” and the issue is how to negate it. I would probably say something like, “Many politicians are not lawyers.” Would be interested to see the question that prompted this post, though.

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