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Will I get a dog? (Posted on 2011-05-20) Difficulty: 3 of 5
1. I bowl a strike every time I bowl.
2. If I get a dog, then I will buy dog food.
3. My friend Lisa will come to my party if I serve mushrooms.
4. If I get a dog, then it will not rain.
5. If Lisa comes to my party, then it will rain.
6. If I buy dog food, then I will go bowling.
7. I serve mushrooms at all of my parties.
8. If I bowl a strike, then I will have a party.
Will I get a dog?

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Some Thoughts an answer to the question | Comment 3 of 6 |
'Will' is an auxillary verb used to indicate simple futurity. It is not a paradox that the state of raining and the state of not raining can both occur in the future as they both can occur at different future periods. Througout history rain commences and ceases to fall from time to time. Therefore, as it will not rain at some point in the given future, the event "I will get a dog" should eventually (conditionally) arrive.  Thus, the answer is "Yes. You will get a dog....if you ever go bowling, buy dog food, or have a party."

Edited on May 21, 2011, 10:32 am
  Posted by Dej Mar on 2011-05-21 10:23:16

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