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on October 22, 2019

What qualifies a statement as evidence?

In argument structure questions it seems like there are a lot of premises that seem to be evidence, but then aren't, or vice versa. Can you explain what an evidence statement would have to be in order to be the correct choice? Thanks

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Ben on October 24, 2019

Hi Chris_va, thanks for the question!

Evidence is any information that is provided as fact. These statements will lead towards the conclusion of the argument.

This can come in many forms: a fact, survey, study, example, etc.

Indicator words are a very useful way to identify evidence. This includes because, since, etc.

Hope this helps!