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In the Toulmin model of argument , a warrant is a general rule indicating the relevance of a claim. A warrant may be explicit or implicit, but in either case, says David Hitchcock, a warrant is not the same as a premise. Hitchcock goes on to describe a warrant as "an inference -licensing rule": "The claim is not presented as following from the warrant; rather it is presented as following from the grounds in accordance with the warrant". To use a well-worn example, the datum 'Harry was born in Bermuda' supports the claim 'Harry is a British subject' via the warrant 'Persons born in Bermuda are British subjects.
Definition: A claim states your position on the issue you have chosen to write about. Teachers are posed with many problems today. Polls show that today more minorities own businesses than ever before. Ophelia is my favorite character in Hamlet because she is the most interesting. If we can put humans on the moon, we can find a cure for the common cold.
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