VCR Lesson 7
By: Eli Squier
Fill in the blank
n. 1. A proposition offered as a basis for argument.
2. In logic, each of the first two propositions in a syllogism.
- promise - a declaration or assurance that one will do a particular thing or that a particular thing will happen
- dismiss - to order or allow to leave; send away
- surmise - suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it
Roots and etymology
Middle Latin as praemittere meaning to send before.
Pick the letter of the sentence in which the word in bold-faced type is used incorrectly.
a. I premised Fred that I would help him with homework tonight, but I had to cancel last minute.
b. Sometimes in English, I have a good premise as to what a passage means, but I fail to prove it with evidence.
c. Very good rhetorical speakers can have a premise which makes no sense and make an audience believe it through speech.
d. A syllogism is made up of a major and minor premise to reach a conclusion.