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  • Essays Definition of an EssayAn essay is a group of paragraphs that talk about a certain subject or topic. Normally, an essay has five paragraphs. Nevertheless, some essays have less or more paragraphs. They depend on the purpose or intention of the authors.Parts of an EssayAn essay has three main parts: an introduction, a body and a conclusion. Each part of an essay has its own role. To make it clear, let's see the following parts of an essay.An IntroductionAn introduction of an essay has a role to provide background information on the topic. It consists of three main points. Let's see the three parts of an introduction.An Attention Grabber (A Hook)An ...
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  • Paragraph Definition of Paragraphs If you want to be a good writer, you should know what paragraph is. So, what is a paragraph? You are right. A paragraph is a group of sentences that explain or expresses one idea. All of the sentences in a paragraph have to talk about one idea. This idea is called the topic. The main idea of a paragraph usually consists of the topic and the controlling idea (the opinion of the writer). Parts of  a Paragraph     A paragraph normally has three parts. a topic sentence some supporting sentences a concluding sentence Let's see those three parts of a paragraph now. First, the topic sentence usually consists of two parts, the topic and the controlling ...
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  • Sentences A Definition of Sentences A sentence is a group of words that expresses one complete idea ( thought or feeling ). Sentences generally begins with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.  All sentences must have a subject and a verb. Following  its subject and its  verb, a lot of sentences have also an object and a complement.  Kinds of Sentences Based on Its Purpose Based on the purpose of the speaker or writer, sentences can be differentiated into four group or class.  You can see the four kinds of a sentence as follows. 1.      The declarative sentence is used to make a statement of fact, wish, intent, thought or feeling. Example :  She has informed me ...
    Posted May 11, 2015, 9:41 AM by Aji Sutarmaji
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Essays

posted May 16, 2015, 2:22 AM by Aji Sutarmaji

Definition of an Essay

An essay is a group of paragraphs that talk about a certain subject or topic. Normally, an essay has five paragraphs. Nevertheless, some essays have less or more paragraphs. They depend on the purpose or intention of the authors.

Parts of an Essay

An essay has three main parts: an introduction, a body and a conclusion. Each part of an essay has its own role. To make it clear, let's see the following parts of an essay.

An Introduction

An introduction of an essay has a role to provide background information on the topic. It consists of three main points. Let's see the three parts of an introduction.

An Attention Grabber (A Hook)

An attention grabber or  a hook has a role to grab readers's attention. This hook can be one sentence or more. 

Connecting Sentences

After you (the author) grab the readers's attention, you need to write a few sentences so that they are ready to accept or to read your topic sentences or your thesis statement.

Thesis Statement

Your thesis statement is your topic that you are going to write and your opinion or explanation on the topic.

Paragraph

posted May 11, 2015, 9:22 AM by Aji Sutarmaji   [ updated May 16, 2015, 1:34 AM ]


Definition of Paragraphs

If you want to be a good writer, you should know what paragraph is. So, what is a paragraph? You are right. A paragraph is a group of sentences that explain or expresses one idea. All of the sentences in a paragraph have to talk about one idea. This idea is called the topic. The main idea of a paragraph usually consists of the topic and the controlling idea (the opinion of the writer).

Parts of  a Paragraph

    A paragraph normally has three parts.
  1. a topic sentence
  2. some supporting sentences
  3. a concluding sentence
Let's see those three parts of a paragraph now. First, the topic sentence usually consists of two parts, the topic and the controlling idea ( or the opinion of the writer ). Second, the supporting sentences usually give details, reasons and explanations about the topic sentence. Last, the concluding sentence usually restates the topic sentence in a different way. See the following example : 

Paragraph Sample


    
    I am a quiet boy . I never want to talk a lot to anyone. Even when I am happy, I rarely say anything. All I can do is just smile. Likewise, when I am sad, words never come out of my mouth. I just can cry and close my bedroom door. Whatever happens, I am always silent.
 

Notes:
  1. The topic sentence is printed in green.
  2. The supporting sentences are printed in black.
  3. The concluding sentence is printed in blue.

Sentences

posted May 11, 2015, 8:45 AM by Aji Sutarmaji   [ updated May 11, 2015, 9:41 AM ]

A Definition of Sentences

A sentence is a group of words that expresses one complete idea ( thought or feeling ). Sentences generally begins with a capital letter and end with a period, question mark, or exclamation point.  All sentences must have a subject and a verb. Following  its subject and its  verb, a lot of sentences have also an object and a complement.

 Kinds of Sentences Based on Its Purpose

Based on the purpose of the speaker or writer, sentences can be differentiated into four group or class.  You can see the four kinds of a sentence as follows.

1.      The declarative sentence is used to make a statement of fact, wish, intent, thought or feeling. Example :  She has informed me her email address.

2.      The imperative sentence is used to express a command, request, or direction. The subject "You"  is implied.  Example : (You) Call me every day.

3.      The interrogative sentence is used to ask a question. Example :  Do you know his name?

4.      The exclamatory sentence is used to express strong feeling. Example :  Look out! What a nice day!

Kinds of Sentences Based on Its Structure

Based on its structure, sentences can be classified into three groups. Let’s see those three groups of sentences below.

1.      Simple sentences. Simples sentences always consists of a subject and a verb and/or object and/or complement. Example : Kentaro speaks English well.

2.      Compound Sentences. Compound sentences always consists of two or more independent clauses. These two clauses are connected by coordinating conjunctions (for, and, so, but, or, yet) Example : I like her  and she likes me, too.

3.      Complex sentences. Complex sentences always consists of two or more clauses. One of the clause is independent clause and the other is dependent clause. Example : Before I met her, I had talked to her parent nicely.

Part of Sentences

Sentences can consist of two or more elements. See the following table.

 

No.

Subject

Verb

Object

Complement

 

1.

Arvydav

is

 

diligent.

 

2.

Christ

likes

history.

 

 

3.

Mathieu

kicked

the soccer ball.

 

 

4.

I

know

her name.

 

 

5.

The earth

 goes around

 the sun.

 



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