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G. Di - { 0 , . . , / } , El := {(i, i + l)\i

B e d where the a;-boxes and the y-boxes always contain the actual value for x and y, respectively, and * stands for an empty box. 50 3. More on Games This example motivates how to adapt the Ehrenfeucht-Fraisse method to our situation: As always, fix a vocabulary r. By convention, * will not belong to the universe of any structure. For a £ {AU {*})^,a = a i . a^, let supp(a) := {i | a^ G A} be the support of a, and if a G A, let a j denote ai... ai-iaai+i . . ag. For a G (AU{*})* and b G (5U{*})* we say that a i-)- 6 is an s-partial isomorphism from A to B, if supp(a) = supp(6) and a' \-^b is a partial isomorphism from A to B, where a' and b are the subsequences of a and b with indices in the support.

2 Suppose r = {E, P i , . . , P^} where P i , . . , P^ are unary, and let m > 0. Then there is anlo > 1 such that for any I > IQ and any r-structure of the form (P/, P i , . . , P^) there are a,b £ Di with disjoint and isomorphic 3"^-balls. Proof For the structures under consideration any 3^-ball contains exactly 2 - 3 ^ -\- 1 elements (note that Pi,... ,Pr are unary and therefore do not influence the distances induced by the underlying digraphs). Let i be the number of possible isomorphism types of 3^-balls.