I ran across this question a day or so ago but didn’t see the answer and now it’s bugging the sanity outta me.
If some groks are graks and some graks are griks then some groks are griks. T/F***
If pressed, I’d answer ‘false’ but, the why of it escapes me. Changing the nonsense words to real world examples seemed the way to solve this. However, the following examples appear to conflict.
A: If some dogs are poodles and some poodles are bald then some dogs are bald.
B: If some adults are girls and some girls are infants then some adults are infants.
C: If some singers are dancers and some dancers are actors then some singers are actors.
D: If some planets are dwarfs and some dwarfs are bonsais then some planets are bonsais.***
My head hurts. In my estimation A is obviously true. B is obviously false. C depends on unknown variables. And D just makes me say 'Fut the wuck?"