Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by elybis, Jul 13, 2009.
What is exactly the difference between cogent and convincing ?
"Cogent" and "cogency" are entirely based on the logic of the argument. Sometimes an argument may be perfectly logical and yet will not convince you. "convincing" is how you feel about the argument, not how scientifically coherent it is.
For a good explanation of "cogency", see :
By the way, welcome to the forum, elybis !
thank you very much for your replay and your welcoming
May I said about someone that he is cogent... or convincing is more appropriate ?
In the sens "he is a VERY good salesman"?
This would have to be confirmed by English speakers, but I would say that his argument is cogent OR convincing. Both seem possible. As for the person, I would only say that he is convincing.
It Sounds good,
thanks again !!!
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