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By Patrick J. Hurley

ISBN-10: 049580018X

ISBN-13: 9780495800187

Tens of hundreds of thousands of scholars have realized to be extra discerning at developing and comparing arguments with assistance from Patrick J. Hurley. Hurley's lucid, pleasant, but thorough presentation has made A CONCISE creation TO good judgment the main widespread common sense textual content in North the USA. furthermore, the book's accompanying technological assets, comparable to CengageNOW and studying good judgment, comprise interactive workouts in addition to video and audio clips to augment what you learn within the e-book and listen to in school. in brief, you'll have the entire guidance you must develop into a extra logical philosopher and communicator.

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The event or phenomenon in question is usually accepted as a matter of fact. Examples: The sky appears blue from the earth’s surface because light rays from the sun are scattered by particles in the atmosphere. The AIDS virus causes sickness and death because it infects certain white blood cells called T cells, and these cells are essential to the body’s immune system. Naval oranges are called by that name because they have a growth that resembles a human naval on the end opposite the stem. Every explanation is composed of two distinct components: the explanandum and explanans.

T. Douglas Price and Gary M. Feinman, Images of the Past) 8 Chapter 1 Basic Concepts ★7. Cuba’s record on disaster prevention is impressive. After October 1963, when Hurricane Flora devastated the island and killed more than a thousand people, the Cuban government overhauled its civil defense system. It was so successful that when six powerful hurricanes thumped Cuba between1996 and 2002 only 16 people died. And when Hurricane Ivan struck Cuba in 2004 there was not a single casualty, but the same storm killed at least 70 people in other Caribbean countries.

In this passage the topic sentence is stated first, and the purpose of the remaining sentences is not only to show how the skin and mucous membranes serve as barriers to 18 Chapter 1 Basic Concepts microbes but also to prove that they do this. Thus, the passage can be taken as both an expository passage and an argument. In deciding whether an expository passage should be interpreted as an argument, try to determine whether the purpose of the subsequent sentences in the passage is merely to develop the topic sentence or also to prove that it is true.

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