TECHNICAL TERMS AND USUAL VOCABULARY: ARGUMENTS Disagreements Nike makes the best running shoes. No, Saucony makes the best running shoes. Angie: I hate you! Sam: No, I hate you! Angie Well I hate you more! Sam No, I hate you more! What’s the problem? Your face is getting red! The problem is that you got a dent in my car. That is the last time I ever lend you a car. Do you hear me? LOGICAL ARGUMENTS: A certain type of relationship between sentences: premises and conclusions. Relationship: One claim supports or tries to prove the truth of the other. ONE CLAIM – the premise Supports Forces the truth of Attempts to prove the truth of Attempts to establish the truth of ANOTHER CLAIM – the conclusion Bush is ahead in the polls. Bush will win the election. You should drink more water. Drinking water keeps your skin healthy.