Usually (though not in all cases) these words or phrases will follow the sentences that express an argument's premises. Another way of expressing an argument is to contain the premises and conclusion in one sentence with an indicator word separating them. For example, in the sentence 'The fact that Matthew Bordillo is a politician proves that he has a very big ego.', the conclusion that Mr Bordillo has a very big ego is separated from the premise that states that he is a politician by the indicator 'proves'. Other words that serve the same function are:

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