[seqfan] Re: A simple terminological question

gould at math.wvu.edu gould at math.wvu.edu
Sun Dec 5 15:09:20 CET 2010

In ordinary logic the statement  "p and q" is equivalent to  "q and p",
however in our ordinary discourse they are not always equivalent because
of the temporal order so that it makes a difference whether  p  is
mentioned first  or  q. And psychological matters enter in.
An American is liable to speak of America and China rather than China and
It is correct to say "you and I will go" whereas grammarians frown on
putting yourself first and saying "I and you will go".
Yes, Neil, I agree with you that 7 and 6 are not consecutive, they are
Henry Gould

>> Are x and y consecutive numbers for x=7, y=6?
> I think not. But they are adjacent.
> Neil
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