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A, ac )c∈C |= T ∗ with A = {ac | c ∈ C }. Proof. Let us ﬁrst note that since T ∗ is ﬁnitely complete, every sentence which follows from a ﬁnite subset of T ∗ belongs to T ∗ . Otherwise the negation of that sentence would belong to T ∗ , but would also be inconsistent together with a ﬁnite part of T ∗ . We deﬁne for c, d ∈ C . c d ⇐⇒ c = d ∈ T ∗ . . . As c = c is valid, and d = c follows from c = d , and c = e follows from . c = d and d = e, we have that is an equivalence relation. 2. The Compactness Theorem 21 equivalence class of c by ac and set A = {ac | c ∈ C }.

B0 ≺ B1 . B0 ⊆ A0 ⊆ B1 ≺ The same procedure applied to A and B1 gives us two extensions A1 ⊆ B2 with A1 ≡ A and B1 ≺ B2 . This results in an inﬁnite chain B0 ⊆ A0 ⊆ B1 ⊆ A1 ⊆ B2 ⊆ . . ≺ ≺ ≺ with A ≡ A and B ≺ B . Let B be the union of the Ai . Since B is also the union of the elementary chain of the Bi , it is an elementary extension of B0 and hence a model of T2 . But the Ai are models of T1 , so b) does not hold. 9. Let T be a theory. 1. For each sentence ϕ the following are equivalent: a) ϕ is, modulo T , equivalent to an ∀∃-sentence.

X0 . . 1. The theory Infset of inﬁnite sets has quantiﬁer elimination and is complete. Proof. Clear. 2. Dense linear orderings. 2. DLO has quantiﬁer elimination. Proof. Let A be a ﬁnite common substructure of the two models O1 and O2 . We choose an ascending enumeration A = {a1 , . . , an }. Let ∃y (y) be a 38 3. Quantiﬁer elimination simple existential L(A)-sentence, which is true in O1 and assume O1 |= (b1 ). We want to extend the order preserving map ai → ai to an order preserving map A ∪ {b1 } → O2 .