Structure of a paragraph

There is no single pattern that will apply to all paragraphs. Following the topic sentence, the other sentences can have a variety of functions, e.g.:

• clarifying or re-stating the main idea

• explaining the idea

• qualifying the main point in some way

• providing examples

• giving supporting evidence

• commenting on the main idea.

There is also some linking, either stated or implied, with the previous and the following paragraphs.

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