A general statement that supports a conclusion by giving us grounds or information which helps us to believe, accept, or agree with a conclusion.
A claim, which is supported by reasons, which we are supposed to accept after reading the argument.
A statement that goes against the main reasoning in the passage which, when shown to be wrong, strengthens the main conclusion.
Reasons and a conclusion that go against the main reasoning in the passage which, when shown to be wrong, strengthens the main conclusion.
Information such as a survey/research data, statistics (percentages or proportions) and statistical representations (e.g. graphs).
A situation that is used to support a reason.
A conclusion drawn on the way to the main conclusion, supported by reasons, but acting itself as a reason for the main conclusion or other intermediate conclusions.
A form of argument that uses parallels between similar situations to persuade an audience to accept a conclusion.
'Rule-like' statements, guidelines, instructions, etc. that are not limited to specific situations and that apply beyond the immediate circumstances of a particular argument.