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Ordinary language is highly deceptive, filled with tricks for the unwary and sophisticated uses of subtle words and phrases which olden mislead the unsuspecting. Learn how to distinguish types of language, such as description, explanation, and argument, to see how arguments are used to persuade and convince. Sharpen your thinking skills by examining good and poor arguments as used in everyday life--in advertising, science, and law. Develop skill by practicing with the three conditions of good argument: acceptability, relevance, and good grounds.