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Unformatted text preview: argument that in order to have a clean home, a new vacuum is needed. However, since the couple knows their own vacuum is already just fine, it is not a valid enough argument for the couple to buy the new vacuum. Here, the sound statement is more effective than the valid statement in this argument. The salesman couldn't justify that the old vacuum was not sufficient, so the couple really cant justify buying the new one. The salesman is just trying to make a sale and the wife is trying to be practical. I believe when I am building an argument for a situation of significant importance to me, I need to be sound before I can be valid....
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