After section 2, the final asked you to compose an argument. Were the premises dependent or independent? Compose two new arguments, one with dependent premises and one with independent premises.
In the following arguments, identify the premises and conclusions and determine whether the premises are independent or dependent. (Do not worry about whether the premises or conclusion are true.)
a. The math class is worth taking because it is easy and the teacher is really nice.
b. North Korea is a dangerous country, because it is a dictatorship and all dictatorships are dangerous.
c. Jones will probably win the race. He is the fastest skater and the fastest skater usually wins.
d. Wind power is the way of the future. It is really inexpensive; it does not pollute; and there will always be wind.
e. The plant is dying. The leaves are turning brown, and this is a sign of plant death.
f. Raccoons are digging up the grass again, and every time they do this it is because there are grubs. So, the grass has grubs again.
g. This camping site already has wood and it has a nice western exposure so we will get a nice sunset. This is a good site.
h. The new car has higher fuel efficiency and better suspension. We should buy it. Oh, it also comes in five cool colors.