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fallacy of composition

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noun Logic.

the fallacy of inferring that a property of parts or members of a whole is also a property of the whole (opposed to fallacy of division).

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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