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Subject: Plurality vs Majority rss

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Mike K
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If one player has 4 Market Booths in a city, a 2nd player has 3 MBs, and a 3rd player has 2 MBs, is the player with 4 MBs considered to have a majority of MBs (for the purpose of purchasing goods), or is it the case that no single player has the majority?

Technically, the player with 4 MBs has the plurality. I realize this could be considered as 'splitting hairs', but it is a crucial distinction.
 
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German apparently has issues with distinguishing between plurality and majority as understood by English-speakers; this is apparently why rules translated from German often use "majority" when an English-speaker would use "plurality".

Just be aware of it, and be prepared to go with "whoever has the most" as the default interpretation.
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Rodolfo Schmauk
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In Spanish we understand "mayoría" (translated as majority, usually) as "having the most of". Apparently, you would call that "plurality". What you are calling majority for us is "mayoría absoluta" (absolute majority), meaning 50% +1. I guess that in German is the same, and people just translate German majority to English majority, which are not the same...
It happens with numbers too, as 1 billion un USA is not the same as 1 billion in the rest of the world.
 
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