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Exercises

1: Select the options that state the best ways to construct a paragraph:
  1. Use coordinating conjunctions between paragraphs.

  2. Make sure each paragraph contains one idea.

  3. Use topic sentences.

  4. Make sure each paragraph is at least six sentences long.

  5. Use transitions.

  6. Capitalize topic sentences.

  7. Use complex sentences.

2: How do transitions help you? Give two examples.
3: Read the following paragraph and select the topic sentence.

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

Which of the following words has been used as a transitional word in the paragraph?

  1. This

  2. Therefore

  3. When

4: ___________tell your recipients what kind of information is contained in the rest of the paragraph.




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