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Critical Reasoning: Argument Structure - Identifying the Premise by Findings

(1) Sun block advertisements, according to a recent study, often contain misleading information, exaggerating the effectiveness of the advertized products. (2) Skin doctors are worried that these advertisements could create a false sense of safety that would lead sun block consumers to spend prolonged periods of time in  the sun. 

Sentence 1 is the argument's

Good job!

How did you know that sentence 1 is a premise?

The words according to a recent study characterize which part of the argument?

Studies, experiments, surveys and findings in general are all characteristics of a premise as they present tested, proven, often scientific data.

The correct answer is thus that sentence 1 is the argument's premise.

You're right: studies, experiments, surveys and findings in general are all characteristics of a premise as they present tested, proven, often scientific data.

The correct answer is thus that sentence 1 is the argument's premise.

Well done!

A finding of a study, a survey, etc. is a dead giveaway for a premise.

You chose the correct answer - but for the wrong reason. The premise does not always appear in the first sentence of the argument. It can appear at the beginning of the argument, in the middle of the argument, or in the end.

The clue to identifying the premise in the first sentence is the use of the words according to a recent study. A finding of a study, a survey, etc. is a dead giveaway for a premise.

At any rate, the clue to identifying the premise in the first sentence is the use of the words according to a recent study. A finding of a study, a survey, etc. is a dead giveaway for a premise.

premise
conclusion

I don't know

Because the first sentence of the argument is always a premise.

Because it used the words according to a recent study

Other
The premise
The conclusion

I don't know