Linguistics 21, Sections 1 and 2
Problem Set 4:
Diagram the following argument using the method presented in Chapter 7. You may
work with a partner. This problem set is due on Monday, April 13.
Emily deserves to be promoted to project manager, because
she's the most
qualified candidate and
the CEO promised her the job.
If we're in Milwaukee, then we're in Wisconsin. Hence,
since we're not in
we're not in Milwaukee.
Either this is a Celica or it's an Accord.
It's a Celica only if it's a Toyota. But
it's not a Toyota. Hence,
it's not a Celica. Hence,
it's an Accord.
Practices that inflict suffering on sentient beings without good reason are morally
For humans to kill and eat sentient animals inflicts suffering on them without
good reason. Therefore,
it is wrong for humans to kill and eat sentient animals.
a vegetarian diet is healthier than a meat-based diet. For these reasons,
people should become vegetarians.
Parker is either at the library or he's at Mel’s Bar. But
Parker never reads
anything but comic books. Therefore,
he's probably not at the library. Moreover
today is Saturday, and
Parker goes to Mel’s Bar almost every Saturday. Therefore,
Parker is probably at Mel’s Bar.
This car looks exactly like my car, but is it?
If this is my car, there should be a
pair of fuzzy dice hanging from the rearview mirror, and
there aren't any. Moreover,
if this is my car, my key should fit it in the lock, and
it doesn't. So,
this isn't my
If the weather is nice, the reception will be outdoors.
If it rains, the reception will
be in the ballroom.
If the reception is outdoors, I'll need to bring the paper plates.
the reception is in the ballroom, I'll need to bring the china. But
it looks like the
weather will be nice.
The National Weather Service says it will be warm and sunny.