- Maxim of Quality: Truth
*Do not say what you believe to be false.
*Do not say that for which you lack adequate evidence.
- Maxim of Quantity: Information
*Make your contribution as informative as is required for the current purposes of the exchange.
*Do not make your contribution more informative than is required.
- Maxim of Relation: Relevance
- Maxim of Manner: Clarity
*Avoid obscurity of expression (“Eschew obfuscation”).
*Be brief (“avoid unnecessary prolixity”).