identifying inference indicators
Welcome to Module Two.
In this module we will begin the task of interpreting arguments.
So far, you have had practise distinguishing reasoning from non-reasoning.
You will now learn how to distinguish reasons from conclusions.
How is reasoning signalled in English?
There are words and phrases in English whose job it is to indicate that
reasoning is going on.
These words and phrases are called inference indicators.
Words like because and
therefore are inference indicators.
There are many inference indicators in English. Soon we will give you a list
of the most common types, but first let us test your intuitions.
All the following passages contain one and only one inference indicator.
Use the mouse to click on the word you think is working as an inference indicator.