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English Basics: Paragraphs and Style

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

This excerpt from Wikipedia defines paragraph:

A paragraph is a self-contained unit of a discourse in writing dealing with a particular point or idea. A paragraph typically consists of a unifying main point, thought, or idea accompanied by supporting details. The nonfiction paragraph usually begins with the general and moves toward the more specific so as to advance an argument or point of view. Each paragraph builds on what came before and may consist of one or many sentences.