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[260b] if we agreed that there is no mixture of anything with anything.

Theaetetus
That is true enough; but I do not understand why we must come to an agreement about discourse just now.

Stranger
Perhaps the easiest way for you to understand is by following this line of argument.

Theaetetus
What line?

Stranger
We found that not-being was one of the classes of being, permeating all being.

Theaetetus
Yes.

Stranger
So the next thing is to inquire whether it mingles with opinion and speech.

Theaetetus
Why?

Stranger
If it does not mingle with them, the necessary result


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