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    Instances of pseudoreasoning about Owen's use of drugs

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    Identify any instances of pseudoreasoning in the following passage either by naming them or, where they seem not to conform to any of the patterns described in the text, by giving a brief explanation of why the pseudoreasons are irrelevant to the point at issue.

    'The police asked the neighbors on both sides of the Owens's home whether they'd ever seen either of them do any drugs. They all agreed they hadn't, so it's a pretty safe bet they aren't really drug users'.

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    This is an assumption about the use of drugs that is both unreasonable and unsupported. Whether the neighbors see the people doing drugs is not the same as knowing ...

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    The instances of pseudoreasining about Owen's use of drugs are determined.

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