(When you answer these questions, pretend that you are explaining or teaching the answer to a friend who is not in the class. Doing that will force you to put in LOTS more background information than you would if you were trying to answer them for your instructor.)
a. What is an argument?
b. What is the difference between a premise and a conclusion?
c. Could an argument have more than one premise? If so, give an example.
d. Could an argument have more than one conclusion? If so, give an example.
a. What is a premise indicator word?
b. What is a conclusion indicator?
c. Why do not we want to analyze a conditional into two assertions when we analyze an argument?
d. Why is a word like “since” not really part of an assertion? What roles does it play?
Compose an argument with two premises using “therefore” as a conclusion indicator.
Compose an argument with two premises using “since” as a premise indicator.