Some predicates like learned that…
and found out that… are factive and imply that the referred-to statement is true
. Critical thinkers should be aware that clever rhetoric can implant ideas/beliefs in the audience as illustrated by these two presidential examples. Besides its use in politics, linguistic tricks can also use hidden assumptions and implications in commercial marketing situations as well. So, maybe these ARE the droids you’re looking for.
Image size 960×720 (file size 598 KB). This slow-looping (4-frame, 8 seconds each) animated GIF can be used in a PPT Slide Show or on a class web page, or possibly as a bell-ringer
in classes about English grammar and writing, social studies, marketing, critical-thinking, etc.
Note: You can pause an animated GIF during a PowerPoint Slide Show by Right-Clicking your mouse and later resume animation with a Left-Click. This mouse-trick works in PPT 2010, but other PPT versions may work differently.
To learn how to make such animated GIFs using PowerPoint and a free online AGIF maker, see PowerPoint slide show Animated GIFs—How to Make and Use
Used/tested and engaging with English Composition, English 101.