The following argument was abstracted from newspaper articles, editorials, and letters to the editor. Use the method presented in this section to construct argument patterns. If a statement is redundant or plays no role in the argument, do not include it in the pattern.
1 The use of ethanol as an additive in gasoline is really a bad idea.
2 Ethanol is produced from corn, and
3 when 40 percent of the annual corn crop is burned up in car engines, that obviously raises the price of corn for food.
4 Also, adding ethanol to gasoline is highly inefficient.
5 Ethanol yields about 30 percent less energy than gasoline, and
6 it's more expensive to transport and handle than gasoline.