To, Through, Between & Scale of 10

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  1. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    People so often say January to June when they mean January through June. (This is only 1 example)
    They seem to not know the difference between to & through or just never think of the word through.

    A statistics textbook says "Any probability must be between 0 & 1, inclusively". Without the word inclusively, the sentence would leave out something important.

    "Pick a number between 1 & 100."
    "100"
    "I said between 1 & 100."
    "Huh?"

    "1988 to 1998" does not include 1998. "From 1988 to 1998" does not include 1988. "1988 to (or through) 1998, inclusively" includes 1988 & 1998.

    A scale of 1 to 10 may as well be called a scale of 0 to 9. What I suspect is meant is a scale of 0 to 10 but that is not what they are saying.

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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    So when my girlfriend says

    Take me up to heaven

    she only wants to be left outside the pearly gates?

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  5. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    I always pick a number from 1 to a 100.

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  7. DrKrettin Registered Senior Member

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    I'm not sure that in context the word "inclusively" is needed. Given that 0.99999 recurring = 1 and 0.000000000000 recurring = 0, then the two are automatically included. The difference here is that the ambiguity lies with positive integers, (January to June including or excluding June) not the floating point probability between 0 and 1.
     
  8. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Many people have not heard of that. It is not mentioned in the statistics books I've read. Inclusively makes it absolutely clear for everyone.
     
  9. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    You misunderstood. She was talking to me.
     
  10. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    So that's why the phone on the bedside table looked like it was active

    It was

    And you were listening in

    Nice one

    By the way did she contact you with the couple of Medical problems she was concerned about?

    One she told me about cleared up with a course of antibiotics

    The other one well DNA proved not mine

    Last I heard she was still searching for all her parners to notify them about 1 and who to pin number 2 on

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  11. DaveC426913 Valued Senior Member

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    I recall you being in the closet, and it was you listening in.

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    I don't know how you made out what she was saying, what with all OhGodOhGod noises from the bed.

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  12. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 71 years old Valued Senior Member

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    That was a few weeks later

    I did hear some OhgodOhgod and I thought

    Well he has sent her on her way to her Rapture

    Just before that who was she calling

    "You little Devil"?

    Did she mean YOU? or the little bit of you?

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  13. danshawen Valued Senior Member

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    Trump is going to hell in a happy meal, and he's taking all of us with him.

    There.

    No ambiguity at all.

    That's how it's done.

    Close enough.

    The context takes you the rest of the way.
     
  14. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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    Some say you must pay by Wednesday or you have until Wednesday & mean very early Wednesday morning. Others say that & mean close of business or late Wednesday afternoon. Usually neither make it clear.

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  15. StrangerInAStrangeLand SubQuantum Mechanic Valued Senior Member

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