English Grammar Multiple Choice Assignment

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Assignment Two Question 1. Does the following discourse contain an argument? One of the main goals of science is to understand the world in which we live. Scientific understanding is produced by explanations. So in order to progress toward this goal, scientists are expected to construct explanatory theories. (a) YES (b) NO If something cannot be explained then it is still a mystery. Science explains the unexplained happenings thus the presented theories should be explainable. Question 2. (1) Scott said that if the light was on when we came by, we could be assured that he was home, and (2) the light isn't on. Therefore, (3) Scott must not be home. Which of (a), (b), (c) or (d) is correct in relation to the above argument? (a) (2) and (3) are the premises (b) The conclusion is (2) (c) (1) and (2) are the premises (d) (1) and (3) are the premises The statement number 1 and 2 are premises since they help to draw a conclusion. These statements give a direction to narration. Question 3. Read the two lists of inference indicators in the Topic Notes, Topic 1, pp.2-3. Note that some of the words from the two lists are such that in some contexts they indicate the presence of an inference, whereas in some others they do not. Select, at your wish, one item from the two lists and construct a short discourse in which the item of your choice occurs but does not indicate the presence of an inference. Because is a word that helps indicate inference. Yet there are
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