Statement and Assumptions
Statement: “Private property, trespassers will be prosecuted”- A notice on a plot of land.
I. The passerby may read the notice and may not trespass.
II. The people are scared of prosecution.
|A||If only assumption I is implicit|
|B||If only assumption II is implicit;|
|C||If either I or II is implicit;|
|D||If neither I nor II is implicit|
|E||If both I and II are implicit.|
(i) VALID: Desired outcome. At the time of putting up the notice, the author must have assumed people would read it and desired that people may not trespass.
(ii) VALID: Root Cause. The author cautioned the people about the prosecution by assuming that people will be scared of it.