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Introduction to Presupposition

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This part is from the same time and they deal with different aspects of the same issue. The issue is one that arises in connection with semantic presuppositions, associated with particular lexical items or grammatical constructions. First, it is extremely common for the sentences we produce in ordinary speech and writing to contain presupposition triggers. What's more, our sentences often contain not just one presupposition, but two or more. Furthermore, among the words that act as presupposition triggers, there are some that give rise to several presuppositions and not just to one. Many of the utterances we produce thus generate a combination of presuppositions, Justification of multiple presuppositions is an intriguing phenomenon for several reasons. The Importance of Presupposition in that it does not go beyond the particular examples to which it is devoted.

Keywords:presupposition; semantic; sentences

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