__Square of Opposition__

Below is a sample of the Square of Opposition

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**Look at the first proposition on the top left of the square: "All cats are winged"**

**This is called a Universal Positive Proposition**

**It is also called an "A" proposition.**

**POSTIVE PROPOSITIONS:**

**A positive proposition units the subect to the predicate in this proposition.**

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**ALL CATS ARE WINGED.**

**Subject - cats **

**ALL CATS ARE WINGED**

** Predicate - winged**

**ALL CATS ARE WINGED**

**Copula or verb - are**

**ARE unites cats with winged.**

**When we start analyzing a proposition as a whole, we **

**consider the predicate first. Then we consider how the **

**subject is related or not to the predicate.**

**(NOTE WELL: in this exercise so far we are not considering **

**at all the truth or falsity of any of these propositions. We **

**are considering the structure and the terms of the **

**sentence.)**

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**EXAMPLE:**

**In this proposition WINGED refers to all winged things.**

**ALL CATS refers to every cat that is.**

We consider the predicate first. always !

**Cats don't belong in the circle "winged Things" sooo ?**

**(Carry on. Now you know the basics)**