method-statement question PT11-S4-Q24

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method-statement question PT11-S4-Q24

Postby melmoththewanderer » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:52 pm

I have a question about the subtitles of language in one of the answer choices. This is not a question about the answer to the question itself, but just the semantic content of the answer choice.

For letter A, it says the statement is a claim that the conclusion is based. Is this to say that this implies the statement is necessary for the conclusion or does it simply mean that it is a premise in support of the conclusion? My question surrounds the use of the word "based," which I want to know if it is sufficient to imply necessity.

In other words, what I am trying to ask is on the spectrum of

1. It is a statement whose truth is necessary for the conclusion


2. It is a premise in support of the conclusion

where does it stand? Is it either/or or both or neither?

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