Lesson 7: Business
By Emma Davis
Can you guess the word?
Did you guess correctly?
- A proposition offered as a basis for argument
- In logic, each of the first two propositions in a syllogism
The word premises is used in reference to a building and its grounds. For example:
When visiting the Biltmore Estate, one may tour the premises including the gardens, the winery, and the horse barns.
premise (v.): (used only as a legal term) to set forth before hand, as a way of explanation or introduction
Synonyms and Antonyms
Ways to Remember the Word
Also, a premise is the base of an argument. So...
A) Ms. Green used the major premise, "all men are mortal," with the minor premise, "John is a man," to construct the full syllogism; "All men are mortal, John is a man, John must be mortal."
B) Morgan's premise to argue against school uniforms was that by making is mandatory for students to wear certain things, the student body will not be able to express their creativity and who they are.
C) Ken toured the hotel's various premises including the indoor pool and the restrooms.
D) It is necessary to be able to construct a premise to support your argument when in the Speech and Debate club.