**Example**

To illustrate the basic relationship involving syntax and semantics in the context of a non-trivial model, one can start, on the syntactic side, with suitable axioms for the natural numbers such as Peano axioms, and the associated theory. Going on to the semantic side, one has the usual counting numbers as a model. In the 1930s, Skolem developed alternative models satisfying the axioms. This illustrates what is meant by interpreting a language or theory in a particular model. A more traditional example is interpreting the axioms of a particular algebraic system such as a group, in the context of a model provided by a specific group.

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