crit:argument

# What is an argument?

An argument isn't yelling and screaming to get someone to agree with you. The purpose *is* to convince someone of something, but it isn't about being upset or yelling. An argument is a series of propositions, which, if true, leads to a conclusion. A typical argument would look like this:

1: If A is true, and B is true, then C must also be true

2: A is true

3: B is true

Therefore, C must be true

However, if either one of A or B isn't true, then we can't be sure about C. It might be true or false, we don't know.

It could also be that statement 1 is wrong, and that C wouldn't be true if both A and B are true.

But, if each statement (1, 2, and 3) is true, then C *must* also be true.

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