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Commonly, a writer or speaker will state the conclusion of their argument before stating the premises. There are indicator words that are typically placed after the conclusion in these cases. For example in the sentence 'Gordon Brown must be a very important man since he is Chancellor of the Exchequer.', the conclusion that Mr Brown must be a very important man is separated from the premise stating that he is Chancellor of the Exchequer by the indicator word 'since'. Other words and phrases that serve the same function are:

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