Which one of the following statements most accurately characterizes a difference between the two passages?

Dan on November 30 at 02:50PM

key words

where can I find a conprehensive list of key word (structural) indicators?

3 Replies

Skylar Sunday at 03:48PM

@Dan-Engel, happy to help!

In addition to the list I will provide below, I would recommend creating your own extensive list of keyword indicators that you come across in the lessons and questions.

Words that Introduce Sufficient:
- if
- when/whenever
- where/wherever
- the only
- people who
- always
- never
- all
- every
- each

Words that Introduce Necessary:
- only if
- only when
- only where
- only
- must
- necessary
- requires

Does this make sense? Please let us know if you have any additional questions and best of luck with your studies!

Dan Sunday at 04:41PM

Thank you. What about indicators for Premises (since...)and Conclusions (thus...)

would Sufficient / Necessary indicators fall under the step of determining whether the argument is valid?

Skylar Monday at 12:10AM

@Dan-Engel,

Words that indicate a Premise:
- since
- because
- given that
- for
- for the reason that
- in that
- as indicated by
- may be inferred from
- as

Words that indicate a Conclusion:
- therefore
- hence
- thus
- consequently
- it follows that
- so
- accordingly
- it can be concluded that
- we may infer
- for this reason
- as a result

Sufficient and Necessary indicators and their diagrams can be used to determine whether an argument is flawed or valid. This process is explained in great detail in the Sufficient & Necessary lesson.

Again, I would recommend adding to this list as you study. Hope this helps!