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01. His essay consisted of three [paragraphs].
02. Your [paragraph] should have a good topic sentence.
03. Make sure you indent at the beginning of each [paragraph].
04. The students took turns reading a [paragraph] aloud to practice their pronunciation.
05. We have to write a three-[paragraph] essay on our opinion of the death penalty.
06. You have too many different ideas here. You should break this into a couple of [paragraphs].
07. Can you write the main idea of the movie in a single [paragraph]?
08. In the [paragraphs] indicated, find the word which matches the definition given below.
09. In line 4, [paragraph] 8, please change $450.00 to read $540.00.
10. Her book really got my interest from the opening [paragraph]!
11. Summarize the main idea of each [paragraph] in your own words.
12. William Strunk once remarked that a sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a [paragraph] no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines, and a machine no unnecessary parts.
13. Your essay should follow the five-[paragraph] structure.
14. Franklin Adams once suggested that having imagination, it takes you an hour to write a [paragraph] that if you were unimaginative would take you only a minute. Or you might not write the [paragraph] at all.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • Paragraph — Paragraph …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • Paragraph — Par a*graph, n. [F. paragraphe, LL. paragraphus, fr. Gr. para grafos (sc. grammh ) a line or stroke drawn in the margin, fr. paragra fein to write beside; para beside + gra fein to write. See {Para }, and {Graphic}, and cf. {Paraph}.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paragraph — par‧a‧graph [ˈpærəgrɑːf ǁ græf] noun [countable] a group of several related sentences in a piece of writing, with the first sentence beginning on a new line * * * paragraph UK US /ˈpærəgrɑːf/ US  /ˈpærəgræf/ noun [C] (WRITTEN ABBREVIATION para) ► …   Financial and business terms

  • Paragraph — Par a*graph, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Paragraphed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Paragraphing}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To divide into paragraphs; to mark with the character [para]. [1913 Webster] 2. To express in the compass of a paragraph; as, to paragraph an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • paragraph — paragraph, verse, article, clause, plank, count are comparable when they denote one of the several and individually distinct statements of a discourse or instrument, each of which deals with a particular point or item. Paragraph primarily refers… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • paragraph — [par′ə graf΄] n. [MFr paragraphe < OFr < ML paragraphus, orig., sign marking separation of parts, as of a chapter < Gr paragraphos < para , beside (see PARA 1) + graphein, to write (see GRAPHIC)] 1. a distinct section or subdivision… …   English World dictionary

  • paragraph — para·graph n: a distinct often numbered or otherwise designated section of a document or writing (as a statute or pleading) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. paragraph …   Law dictionary

  • Paragraph — Sm std. (13. Jh.), mhd. paragraf Zeichen, Buchstabe Entlehnung. Ist entlehnt aus spl. paragraphus f. Zeichen, das die Trennung im Text markiert , dieses aus gr. parágraphos (grammḗ) f. Trennungslinie , aus gr. paragráphein danebenschreiben , zu… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Paragraph — (v. gr.), s. Paragraphos …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Paragraph — (griech.), eigentlich jedes daneben oder beigeschriebene Zeichen (Linie, Punkt etc.), bei den Alten ein Zeichen, dessen sich die Grammatiker und Kritiker zur Interpunktion, zur Unterscheidung der im Drama sprechenden Personen oder auch zur… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Paragraph — Paragrāph (grch., d.h. das Danebengeschriebene), ein kleinerer Abschnitt (Absatz) in einem Werke, mit dem numerierten Paragraphzeichen (§) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon


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