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Unformatted text preview: ssertion that is either true or false. Not all sentences are statements, i.e., sentences that assert that something is true or false. 1. 3. 4. 5. 2. Close the door! (command) How old are you? ? (question) Suffering succotash! (exclamation) Hi! (greeting) Let's go to the ball game tonight. (proposal) None of these are statements, because none can sensibly be preceded by the phrases "It is true that…" or "It is false that…" III. Identifying Premises and Conclusions
1. 2. 3. The age of majority in the US is 18 Jen is American and is under eighteenyearsold. Therefore, Jen is considered a minor Arguments are composed of one or more premises and a conclusion. Premises are statements offered as reasons for accepting another statement. A conclusion is a statement supported by reasons. In this example, state...
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2010 for the course BA BA12345 taught by Professor Harry during the Spring '10 term at University of Economics and Technology.
- Spring '10