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From which it follows that

Conclusion Indicator Words

From which it follows that, if society is normally organised, all crime will cease at once… - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

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We can conclude

Conclusion Indicator Words

Alek glared at the man. 'We can conclude, Count Volger, that discussing politics while fencing is idiotic.' - Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

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This suggests that

Conclusion Indicator Words

Vehicle sales growth has been dramatic compared to last year. This suggests that the future demand for oil products will remain strong. - Victor Shum

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Therefore

Conclusion Indicator Word

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. - Will Durant

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So

Conclusion Indicator Words

So, you see, the puppy was like industry. In that, they were both lost in the woods. - Adam Sandler in Billy Madison

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Considering that

Premise Indicator Words

I am doing just fine, considering that I have triumphantly survived Nazism and two wives. - Albert Einstein

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Owing to

Premise Indicator Words

Physics, owing to the simplicity of its subject matter, has reached a higher state of development than any other science. - Bertrand Russell

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Assuming that

Premise Indicator Words

Assuming that we have trained our imagination to denounce the past, we will not suffer much from unfulfilled wishes. - Friedrich Nietzsche

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As shown by

Premise Indicator Words

Today's stock market actually hates technology, as shown by all-time low price/earnings ratios for major public technology companies. - Marc Andreessen

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Due to the fact

Premise Indicator Words

Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk. - Fran Lebowitz

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Since

Premise Indicator Word

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. - Nikos Kazantzakis

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Because

Premise Indicator Word

'We are bombarded with reasons to stay inside: we're afraid of mosquitoes because of West Nile and grass because of pesticides…' - Nancy Gibbs

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Indicator words can be one of your greatest assets when trying to understand what a writer is trying to tell you, especially when they are attempted to make a logical argument. This set of flashcards introduces several indicator words, what they indicate, and provides several examples so you can identify them quickly. The cards also cover what premise and conclusion indicator words are and relevant parts of a logical argument.

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Because

Premise Indicator Word

'We are bombarded with reasons to stay inside: we're afraid of mosquitoes because of West Nile and grass because of pesticides…' - Nancy Gibbs

Since

Premise Indicator Word

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. - Nikos Kazantzakis

Due to the fact

Premise Indicator Words

Radio news is bearable. This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast, the disk jockey is not allowed to talk. - Fran Lebowitz

As shown by

Premise Indicator Words

Today's stock market actually hates technology, as shown by all-time low price/earnings ratios for major public technology companies. - Marc Andreessen

Assuming that

Premise Indicator Words

Assuming that we have trained our imagination to denounce the past, we will not suffer much from unfulfilled wishes. - Friedrich Nietzsche

Owing to

Premise Indicator Words

Physics, owing to the simplicity of its subject matter, has reached a higher state of development than any other science. - Bertrand Russell

Considering that

Premise Indicator Words

I am doing just fine, considering that I have triumphantly survived Nazism and two wives. - Albert Einstein

So

Conclusion Indicator Words

So, you see, the puppy was like industry. In that, they were both lost in the woods. - Adam Sandler in Billy Madison

Therefore

Conclusion Indicator Word

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. - Will Durant

This suggests that

Conclusion Indicator Words

Vehicle sales growth has been dramatic compared to last year. This suggests that the future demand for oil products will remain strong. - Victor Shum

We can conclude

Conclusion Indicator Words

Alek glared at the man. 'We can conclude, Count Volger, that discussing politics while fencing is idiotic.' - Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld

From which it follows that

Conclusion Indicator Words

From which it follows that, if society is normally organised, all crime will cease at once… - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Conclusion Indicators
These words signal where the conclusion of an argument will be presented.
Given that

Premise Indicator Words

Given that we can live only a small part of what there is in us - what happens with the rest? - Pascal Mercier

Seeing that

Premise Indicator Words

We ought not to heap reproaches on old age, seeing that we all hope to reach it. - Bion of Borysthenes

For the reason that

Premise Indicator Words

It is precisely for the reason that Truth is utterly simple, basic elementary and totally obvious, that it is completely overlooked. - Ramesh S. Balsekar

It follows that

Conclusion Indicator Words

Since no one is perfect, it follows that all great deeds have been accomplished out of imperfection. - Lois McMaster Bujold

Which implies that

Conclusion Indicator Words

Which implies that the real issue in art is the audience's response. - Richard Foreman

Premise Indicators
Words that are part of the argument that provides evidence or reasoning for the conclusion.
Conclusion
The most important part of an argument, this is the assertion you prove or support by the various statements in the premise.
Argument
A presentation of statements and facts to support a conclusion.
Logical Argument
An argument presented through a logical series of steps, which is both logically coherent and clearly explained.
Proposition
The first step in a logical argument, it makes the assertion of the argument prior to the evidence. You then use the evidence to prove the premise as a conclusion.
Inference
The third step in a logical argument, between the premise and the conclusion, which analyzes the details of the premise and explains how it supports the conclusion.

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