Rules of language

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What is the ejusdem generis rule?
This states there is a list of words followed by general words, then the general words are limited to the same kind of items.
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What two cases illustrate this rule?
Hobbs v CG Robertson Ltd (brick) Allen v Emmerson (funfair)
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What does Allen v Emmerson express?
There must be atleast two specific words in a list before the general word or phrase for this rule to operate.
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What is the Expressio Unius Exclusio Alterius rule?
The rule that the mention of one thing excludes the other, where there is a list of words not followed by general words then the Act only applies to 1 item on the list.
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What case expresses this rule?
Tempest v Kilner (sales of stocks and shares)
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What is the Noscitur A Sociss rule?
A word is known by the company it keeps, the word must be looked at in context; involves looking at other words in the same section or at other sections of the Act.
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What two cases illustrate this rule?
Inland Revenu Commisioners v Frere and Bromley London Borough Council v Greater London Council.
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