Confused by the use of the use of the phrase “either/or” in LSAT questions? You aren’t alone! And, you might be even more confused when the phrase “but not both” is thrown into the mix. Dave Killoran breaks down how “either/or” works on the LSAT to a student on our LSAT Forum, and discusses the effects of the “but not both” phrasing when it is used (tip: it has a big effect). Since this phrase appears most frequently in Logic Games, you have to know how to handle it if you see it, otherwise it could cost you five or six questions.
Here’s a quick preview. Make sure to check out the full thread to read the entire explanation Dave provided to this student:
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