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Can you please revised the soft deductions in the attachment and give immediate feedback, I need to know if i am on the same page as your-self

1. Generally, women prefer men of high status.
Celestina is a woman.
Therefore, Celestina probably prefers men of high status.

All women prefer men of high status.
Celestina is a woman.
Therefore, Celestina, generally prefers men of high status

2. Generally, Toyotas are very reliable cars
Tony drives a Toyota.
Therefore, Tony probably drives a reliable car.

All Toyotas are reliable cars when traveling.
Tony drives 30 miles to work in a Toyota.
Therefore, Tony drives a reliable car.

3. Almost all people want to live.
Carlos is a person.
Therefore, Carlos probably wants to live.

All people want to live to be a hundred years old.
Carlos is seventy years old.
Therefore, Carlos wants to live to be a hundred years old.

4. Almost all Americans speak English well.
Chavela is an American.
Therefore, Chavela probably speaks English well.

Everybody born an American will speak English well.
Chavela is born an American.
Therefore, Chavela will speak English well.

5. Most Americans believe in God.
Siddhartha is an American.
Therefore, Siddhartha probably believes in God.

Most people who believe in God are Americans.
Siddhartha is an American citizen.
Therefore, Siddhartha probably believes in God.

6. Almost every person will eat a chocolate chip cookie if offered one at lunchtime.
Penelope is a person.
Therefore, Penelope will probably eat a chocolate chip cookie if offered one at lunch time.

All persons at lunchtime are offered a chocolate chip cookie.
Penelope is a person who eats on campus for lunch.
Therefore, Penelope will eat a chocolate chip cookie if offered at lunch time.

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Hi,

I can't do the exercises for you, but, as I wrote in my initial response to this post, you can find ways of weakening the inferences that are made. I see you've made the arguments ...

#### Solution Summary

The accurate soft deductions are found.

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