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Inference

Learn about inference.
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joseph sedita

on 2 August 2010

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Transcript of Inference

Inference What does it mean to infer something? to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence: "They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice." Read "between the lines." Draw a conclusion. X Y To infer: Have a reason for your choice. Defend your choice with information in the passage. Look beyond what you observe. Learn to see what's important. See the "big picture." What is "context"? Surroundings! Whether or not something is appropriate... Whether or not something makes sense... Bobby jumped up and down, repeatedly screaming, "Happy birthday!" If he's at a birthday party... But if he's at a funeral... The girl paced back and forth. She kept looking at her watch impatiently. Context! "She said she was happy to go to the party but didn't seem concerned when it was cancelled. Reading between the lines, I don't think she wanted to go in the first place."
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