Questions that Probe Reasons and Evidence Questions of Clarification Questions that Probe Assumptions Questions that Probe Reasons and Evidence What do you mean by ____? What is your main point? How does _____ relate to _____? Could you put that another way? Is your basic point _____ or _____? What do you think is the main issue here? Let me see if I understand you; do you mean _____ or _____? How does this relate to our problem/discussion/issue? What do you, Mike, mean by this remark? What do you take Mike to mean by his remark? Jane, can you summarize in your own words what Richard said? . . . Richard, is this what you meant? Could you give me an example? Would this be an example, . . .? Could you explain this further? What are you assuming? What is Jenny assuming? What could we assume instead? You seem to be assuming _____. Do I understand you correctly? All of your reasoning depends on the idea that _____. Why have you based your reasoning on _____ instead of _____? You seem to be assuming _____. How do you justify taking that for granted?
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