Convergent — Linked — Serial

The conclusion of an argumentation is usually expressed in a single statement, possibly expanded in a brief conclusive speech, S. Argument – Conclusion. The argument part, supporting and sometimes surrounding the conclusion, can be considerably developed along quite different lines, referred to as:

Convergent argumentation, also called multiple argumentation, combines several co-oriented arguments, S. Convergence.

Linked argumentation, also called coordinate argumentation is composed of several statements combining into an argument.

Serial argumentation, also called subordinate argumentation is composed of a succession of argumentations, such as the conclusion of the first one is taken as argument to support a second one and so on, S. Sorite.