How to identify arguments

Now that we have understood how to identify parts of an argument, let us focus on the keywords used to recognize the components of an argument.

Keywords for Conclusion

The keywords to identify conclusion are as follows:

This shows that...


We can infer that...




It follows that...

This indicates that...

For that reason, we may say...

The reason is that...



On the basis of...

It follows from...

In view of...

We may infer from...

are statements that are explicitly stated.

would be statements that focus on facts or background of an argument.

Search for the keywords to identify a conclusion. Like - "thus" or "therefore"

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