Be careful with the words “All” and “Every” — The Domain for Truth

Going to take a break from our Sunday Church series to write this post in light of everything going on in America with the issue of police, race and rioting. Remember in the next few days you are going to see and hear a lot of things from others that can be better worded or […]

via Be careful with the words “All” and “Every” — The Domain for Truth.

Good point. I tend to avoid all and every in most conversations, especially when talking about groups of people although much of the time this is referencing DNA results, generally involving the odds of person A being related to person B. I have a habit of pointing out that group C or D is composed of individuals who may or may not hold similar beliefs, attitudes, etc. so we shouldn’t go with all or every for a specific group.


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8 Responses to Be careful with the words “All” and “Every” — The Domain for Truth

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    Thanks for reblogging this

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  3. SLIMJIM says:

    Sharing this on Twitter!

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  4. SLIMJIM says:

    Once more thanks for sharing this!

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    • You are welcome. I think people often don’t think that all and every are overused. I tend to go with almost all or almost every on the rare chances I use them. For example, I have DNA experts and a bunch of non-experts who seem to think you will always match a 3rd cousin with DNA. However, two companies say it’s between 2 and 10% of not matching. Considering how little DNA we share with a 3rd cousin, I think the 10% may be a tad on the low side. On the positive side, we are seeing enough 3rd cousins test to figure out more reasonable odds.

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