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In Book Mathematics for Computer Science:

The key to remember is that you can’t check a claim about an infinite set by checking a finite set of its elements, no matter how large the finite set.

Should the last sentence be no matter how large the finite set is? Or both forms are correct?

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    Both versions are fine. It's just the standard "linguistic device" called deletion [of predictable / repeated elements]. In your context, the relevant noun is just as predictable as the verb, so that final clause could quite naturally have been reduced to just ...no matter how large. – FumbleFingers Aug 12 at 12:16
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Answered in the comments:

"Both versions are fine. It's just the standard "linguistic device" called deletion [of predictable / repeated elements]. In your context, the relevant noun is just as predictable as the verb, so that final clause could quite naturally have been reduced to just ...no matter how large." – FumbleFingers

  • It is not fair to use his answer to get his points. You should encourage him to post, not take his post. – Lambie Sep 17 at 21:10
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    ...He do often, give excellent and clear answers like this in a comment. Which is a pity as they would be more useful as an answer and would result in more answered questions! Come on @FumbleFingers! Please post! – Jelila Sep 17 at 22:21

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