Premise or Premises?

What is the difference between premise and premises?

A premise is a basis for a theory. For example: Premises are land and buildings. For example:

Premise or Premises

A premise is part of an argument. The plural of premise is premises. This causes confusion because the word premises also means land or property.


The noun premise is a term in logic that describes a statement considered to be true for the purpose of an argument. For example:

The verb to premise means to presuppose something.



The noun premises describes a house or a building. It usually refers to a building that is occupied by a company or an organization.


The plural of premise is premises

The plural of the word premise is premises. When you see the word premises, it should be clear from the context whether it means propositions in an argument or property.

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