"You can't believe in abstract propositions simply because the French for 'Snow is white' is 'La neige est blanche'."
Can the content of a statement be separated from the form of the statement? What sort of being and identity does a proposition have before it finds itself iexpressed by a statement? Do we ever have the propositional content of a statement before the statement itself? (Propositions are sometimes said to be the "contents of truth-evaluable statements".)
ii) "The current incumbent of Number Ten is known to tell lies."