How to Identify and Use Premise and Conclusion Indicator Words


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Which of the following is the best example of a word or phrase that might be used to indicate a premise?

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1. Which of the following words are indicator words that also may be used in statements that are not arguments?

2. Which of the following best demonstrates the use of indicator words for both premise and conclusion in an argument.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will gauge your understanding of indicator words that can help you determine which part of an argument is a premise and which is a conclusion. You will be quizzed on words that can be used as indicators of premises and arguments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessments to test your knowledge of:

  • Indicator words that may also be used in statements that are not arguments
  • Examples of argument
  • What a premise provides
  • Indicator words for premises

Skills practiced

The worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand the concept of indicator words and when they are used to introduce a premise and a conclusion
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding indicator words and determine when they are used as part of a premise or conclusion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about indicator words that are used in statements that are not part of an argument

Additional Learning

To learn more about indicator words, review the accompanying lesson on How to Identify and Use Premise and Conclusion Indicator Words. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain what a premise and a conclusion are
  • Describe the role of indicator words
  • Detail how to identify premise and conclusion when indicator words are missing
  • Explain when to disregard indicator words