Superconductor development will enable energy to be transported farther with less energy lost in transit. This will p...

jilliansarro on January 7, 2021

What is the role of the last sentence about shipping costs?

What is the role of the sentence about shipping costs?

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shunhe on January 9, 2021

Hi @jilliansarro,

Thanks for the question! The last sentence is a premise. Remember, the conclusion here is going to be the second sentence about improving industrial productivity as a result of losing less energy in transit, or in other words, efficiency gains. The last sentence explains why the similar improvement resulted (see sentence 2). It’s because shipping costs decreased, which also would increase efficiency. So it’s part of the evidence that supports the conclusion, which makes it a premise.

Hope this helps! Feel free to ask any other questions that you might have.