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I bet that he’s at Starbucks because I’ve seen him there most days at about this time. 9. The survey was given to 146 thirteen-year-olds selected at random from the list of thirteen-year-old students enrolled at West Junior High School. 10. Why don’t you try the tai nam? You’ll like it. It’s my favorite kind of Vietnamese noodles. 11. ” (Kennedy 1961) *12. ” (Twain 1999, 30) 13. ” (Perdue 2005, 3) 14. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way.

Arguments that contain no indicator words aren’t that common. But they do exist, and you need to watch out for them. Passages that aren’t arguments are frequently filled with indicator words. Here’s a perfectly appropriate use of “since” that isn’t an argument: My car has been in the shop since last Tuesday! Here’s an example of “because” occurring outside an argument: My car has been in the shop since last Tuesday because the mechanic keeps breaking it! In this example, the person with the car in the shop isn’t trying to convince us that her car is in the shop.

2. Freedom is the most important value. 3. Hang-gliding is more dangerous than walking on a beach. *Winehouse, Amy. Back to Black. Republic, 2007. indd 11 10/09/10 5:27 PM 12 Chapter 1 Critical Thinking and Arguments *4. ” (Henry 1999, 232) 5. Democracy is the best form of government. 6. Communism was an evil system. 7. Evil will win if good people don’t fight against it. *8. ) 9. Abortion should be legal. 10. Abortion should be illegal. 11. How far until the next exit? *12. Everyone should take an economics course.

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