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Exercises

1: We have taken a well-written paragraph and rearranged its sentences. In this jumbled version, identify the topic sentence and the supporting sentences.

Therefore, in our company, client relationships don’t end when the purchase decision is made. For 15 years, this business has built its reputation on one enduring commitment: superior customer service. We build customer relationships by paying attention to detail, keeping our promises, and providing open access to our professional staff.

Which of the following was used as a transitional word in the paragraph?

  1. This

  2. Therefore

  3. When

2: What’s a topic sentence?
3: Identify the supporting sentences in the following paragraph.

Icon’s Web site contains important information for customers. On the home page you’ll find links to case studies, support resources, and online product information. Additionally, the Web site serves as a forum where you can share concerns and experiences with other technical support professionals.

Which of these words is not used as a transitional word in the preceding paragraph?

  1. On

  2. And

  3. Additionally

  4. Online

4: Every paragraph in a document should be about the same length. True or false?




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