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Assumptions in Applicant

In this section we are first going to look at schematic assumptions in helping to characterise the different phases of the sketch. Then we will go on to look at the presuppositions behind some particular sentences which are rather odd. We will use these forms of analysis to help explain why the sketch is absurd.

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