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Do you think this "even" means "a lot /still" like emphasizing comparatives or "Also", the original meaning?
4)Humans, like most animals, have a strong preference for immediate reward over delayed reward. If you offer me $10 today or $11 tomorrow, Iíll probably say Iíd rather have the $10 today,Ē says Zweig. Even bigger numbers donít seem to make a difference. Financial experts like me routinely use what if scenarios to try to encourage people to save more and at a younger age. Youíve heard us say that if at age 20, you put aside $100 a month earning 8 percent interest, youíd have $525,454 at retirement. If you waited until you were 30 to begin, youíd have only $229,388. Yes, the examples are striking, but by Zweigís logic, they probably arenít very effective. ďA reward you get in the
I disagree. I think he's saying "this doesn't change even when the numbers are bigger."
Maybe the difference of $1 isn't a big deal. I don't care much about $1. But I should care a LOT about $300,000. I may rather give up $1 to have something today, but if I were logical, I should be willing to do something to get $300,000!
But the fact that this number is much, much bigger doesn't change my behavior. It's the same, even when the number is bigger. Even bigger numbers don't change the way I think.
(I would have rewritten the passage to avoid this ambuiguity.)
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.
What about odd bigger numbers?
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