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WHAT IS A PARAGRAPH? Prof. Carmen I. Tirado Rodriguez  GEEN 1103 English as Second Language III
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A PARAGRAPH IS… A collection of related sentences dealing with one topic.
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WHAT IS A TOPIC SENTENCE? The Topic Sentence: Expresses the main idea of a paragraph. Is usually the first sentence of a paragraph. Contains the central idea. Is also the most general sentence in a paragraph.
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EXAMPLE OF A TOPIC SENTENCE There are three reasons why Puerto Rico is one of the best islands of the Caribbean.
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WHAT IS A SUPPORTING SENTENCE? The Supporting Sentence:   Develops, explains and supports the main idea of the paragraph. Contains facts, examples and details. Explains why the main idea it’s true.  
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EXAMPLES OF SUPPORTING SENTENCES First, Puerto Rico has beautiful tourist attractions. Second, Puerto Rico has a high standard of service to our visitors. Finally, Puerto Rico’s people are friendly and hospitable.
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WHAT IS A CONCLUDING SENTENCE? The Concluding Sentence:
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