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Sentence which might be true or false depend on the world which they refer. In contrast to analytic sentences, synthetic sentences are not true or false because of the words which comprise them; they, however, do or do not accurately describe some state of affairs in the world. For instance, the sentence, 'Adi's home is burning.' is a synthetic sentence. We cannot judge its truth or falsity by examining the words in the sentence. We must investigate the truth or falsity of this sentence empirically.
In addition, there are certain sentences which make us confuse to determine whether it is included in analytic or synthetic sentence. For instance the sentence ' oxygen is not blue', the problem appears concerning the color of the oxygen, because we do not know the color of oxygen since we can not see it just feel it, in this case the sentence tend to be included into synthetic sentence since the definition of the two categories them selves, analytic is true by definition and synthetic is true as the result of investigating, verifying, and falsifying empirically.