This exercise focuses on words that go together with contradiction.
Smart readers always look for contradictions that weaken a writer's position. Arguments or claims that contain contradictions are not logically consistent and convincing.
Writers also use 'signal words' to warn the reader that something which sounds like a contradiction is not really a contradiction. These signal words warn the reader that what might seem like a contradiction is simply part of the way the writer wants to build her argument.
Sort the answers below into 2 categories:
words which signal that two things are not really a contradiction words which signal a contradiction that weakens an argument