Below the first sentence is from one LSAT. My confusion is how 1. differs from 2., which I made for comparison.
- Works of art in the Renaissance were mostly commissioned by patrons.
- Most works of art in the Renaissance were commissioned by patrons.
I am wondering whether "1." means the same as "2."
Could someone explain the difference, if any?
P.S. Please see another sentence below, also from an LSAT, with similar construction as 1. above.
- New species primarily threatens disturbed areas.
Considering the action verb and the difference between "primarily" and "mostly", so this sentence only means:
All New species primarily but not entirely threatens disturbed areas.
Is my interpretation correct? Any comments or help would be really appreciated.