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Understanding Grammatical Signals and Essay Structure

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What is the primary function of topic sentences in a paragraph?

To introduce the main idea of the paragraph

What is the purpose of signal words in a paragraph?

To signal the transition between ideas

What is the most common pattern of idea development in a paragraph?

General to Particular

What is the primary goal of a claim in an argument?

To present an argument with supporting reasons and evidence

What is the purpose of a counterclaim in an argument?

To refute an opposing argument

What is the primary purpose of the problem and solution pattern of organization?

To present a dilemma and provide a remedy

Test your knowledge of grammatical signals, paragraph structure, and idea development in writing. This quiz covers the main parts of a paragraph, including topic sentences, supporting sentences, and concluding sentences.

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