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What is a counterclaim used for?

A claim by a defendant opposing the claim of the plaintiff and seeking some relief from the plaintiff for the defendant. A counterclaim contains assertions that the defendant could have made by starting a lawsuit if the plaintiff had not already begun the action.

What kinds of premises must a moral argument have?

A standard moral argument has at least one premise that asserts a general moral principle, at least one premise that is a nonmoral claim, and a conclusion that is a moral statement. Often a moral premise in a moral argument is implicit.

Can a valid deductive argument have false premises?

A valid deductive argument cannot have all false premises and a true conclusion.

Which word would best introduce a counter claim?

A counterclaim states the opposite of a claim. “However” is a transition word that signals to the reader that the information next in the essay is contradictory to what has just recently been said. This si the best choice for introducing a paragraph of counterclaims.

What transition should you use to write a counterclaim?

Counterclaim and Refutation Sentence Frames

  • First Contrasting Transition + Name the Opposition + Strong Verb + Opposing Point of View + Evidence + Analysis + Second Contrasting Transition + Reference the Opposing Point of View + Turn.
  • First Contrasting Transition +
  • Name the Opposition +

What are some transition words for elaboration?

again, also, and, as well as, besides, for one thing, further, furthermore, in addition to, last, likewise, more, moreover, next, similarly, too. To Illustrate or Explain an Idea. for example, for instance, in other words, in particular, namely, specifically, such as, that is, thus, to illustrate.

How do you transition to another paragraph?

Add a sentence or two to the end of each paragraph or the beginning of the next paragraph to explicitly show how the ideas in each paragraph relate to one another. Great Gatsby and Death of a Salesman.