# Homework #1 (Due February 4, at beginning of class)

```Homework #1 (Due February 4, at beginning of class)
Pick one of the three texts. It should be one you think you can live with for the next
month.
Write a logical form for the two sentences below from the text you picked.
For each word, ask what thing is being described by this word, or what two things are
being related by it. Write it as a predicate applied to one or more arguments. Reify
eventualities where necessary (or everywhere).
Example:
“First they brought the magnet.”
 first(e1,s1) &amp; they(s2) &amp; bring’(e1,s2,m) &amp; Past(e1) &amp; magnet(m)
i.e., e1 is a bringing event in which a set s2 of entities brings a magnet m, where e1 is the
first element of a sequence s1 and e1 is in the past. (You can ignore “the” and “a” for
now.)
Sci Am:
Most bacteria are well-behaved companions. Indeed, if you are ever feeling lonely,
remember that the trillions of microbes living in and on the average human body
outnumber the human cells by a ratio of 10 to one.
Newsweek:
Some historical perspective is useful. His approval ratings after one year in office are
about the same as Ronald Reagan’s or Jimmy Carter’s and, in fact, are a bit higher than
Bill Clinton’s.
Solitude:
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buend&iacute;a was to
remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. At that time
Macondo was a village of twenty adobe houses
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