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on March 10 at 01:08AM

argument vs facts

Is there ever a case where we are given a main point question and the short passage only has a set of facts and is not necessarily an argument? Just curious.

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on March 10 at 06:21PM

Hello @maranda-mckoy@live.com,

In short, the answer is no. Even if it seems like a set of facts, the author's agenda will be in there somewhere. There will be a conclusion and premises to support it, just like every other argument presented to you. They won't ask you for the main point of a series of statistics or data. When the author draws a conclusion based on this information, that will be the main point.

on March 22 at 07:41PM

I appreciate it! Thanks Sam!