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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
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  • I used to work him so with my Socratic method, and had trepann’d him so often by questions apparently so distant from any point we had in hand, and yet by degrees lead to the point, and brought him into difficulties and contradictions, that at last he grew ridiculously cautious, and would hardly answer me the most common question, without asking first, "What do you intend to infer from that?"

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  • Which of the following facts can you infer from the first paragraph?
  • The meaning of the word can be inferred based on context clues.

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