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PresentingCounterclaims

Wordsyoucan
SentenceFrames use Examples

(adjective)

common
A(adjective)argument Acommonargument
consistent
infavorof/against________ pervasive againstvideogames

prevalent isthattheyareaddictive.
is__________________. prevailing
recurrent
regular

(verb)

emphasize Proponentsof
Opponents/Proponentsof banningvideogames
pointout
_______________ highlight tendtoemphasize

tendto(verb) singleout theviolence


_______________. focuson
callattentionto
stress

Note:Lookatthephrasetendto.Itisaqualifier.Qualifierslimitthepower/forceoftheopposingclaim.
Otherqualifiersare:Perhaps,probably,possibly,may,could,might,suggests,indicates,appears,seems,
(adjective)

Althoughacommonargument compelling
Althoughacommonargument
substantial
infavor/against________ believable againstvideosgames

convincing isthatitencouragesteensto
is_______________, mimicviolentbehavior,
persuasive
Idontfindtheevidence sound Idontfindtheevidence

valid compelling
(adjective)
plausible

credible

Note:Oryoucanuseprefixesandsay:Ifindtheevidenceuncompelling,insubstantial,unbelievable,
unbelievable,unconvincing,invalid,implausible,uncredibleetc.

RespondingtoCounterclaims


SentenceFrames Examples



Research/Currentdata/Recentfindings/Studies Recentstudies

actuallydemonstrate actuallydemonstrate

thatvideogamesimproveslearningand
that______________ teensarenotinfluencedbytheviolencein
videogames


Clearly,thereis Clearlythereis
sufficient/adequate/striking/compelling adequate
evidencethat evidencethat
shows/proves/demonstrates___________ provesthatvideogamesarenotharmfulto
teenagersbutbenefitial.

Extracts and adaptions from English 3D_Social Media