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Structure of a Topic Sentence EGL 101
Function of a Topic Sentence Tells reader about a single paragraph’s limited topic. Presents your attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view about that limited topic.
Parts of a Topic Sentence A topic sentence has three main parts: Limited Topic Verb Attitude, idea, feeling, opinion, or point of view
Constructing a Topic Sentence First, state your Limited topic
Constructing a Topic Sentence Second, choose a Limited topic + verb
Constructing a Topic Sentence Third, express your Limited topic + verb + attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view.
A Constructed Topic Sentence Limited topic + verb + attitude, feeling, idea, opinion, or point of view.
Example One benefit of owning a pet + is + companionship.
Example The main reason the company president should be fired + is + incompetence.
Example One change our cafeteria should make + is + provide healthier meals.
Example Many celebrities + dress + in clothes that are too revealing.
Topic Sentence v. Thesis Statement A topic sentence applies only to a single paragraph within an essay. A thesis statement applies to an entire essay.
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