The part of an , , or that explains and the main idea (or ).

Many words sound alike but mean different things when put into writing. This list will help you distinguish between some of the more common words that sound alike. Click on any of the blue underlined links to open a longer and more complete definition of the word in a new window.

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If you know the marked difference between two items and are confident about your knowledge, then you may construct the body paragraph in this way. It is also admired by scholars most.

(This is a place word, and so it contains the word here.)

In this method, the first three paragraphs should be devoted to point A and the next three to point B. Suppose the topic of the assignment is a comparative study between football and basketball.

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If you are discussing more than two subjects or a topic where you don’t have concrete ideas about item B- then this method works wonderfully. But don’t make this body paragraph looks like two disjointed pieces-stitched together.

(Pronouns have apostrophes only when two words are being shortened into one.)

The main point: Not all meat is unhealthy

So, whatever you decide to do about your approach to Task 1 and Task 2 in the writing paper, make sure that you spend approximately 20 minutes on Task 1 and 40 minutes on Task 2. This should give you the right amount of time to provide good answers to both tasks.

, , and  are all words related to the number 2, and all contain the letters .

Now try writing the paragraphs before you check the models below.

Vegetables should be preferred more since they provide sufficient amount of minerals and vitamins needed for growth and development of human being. Eating vegetables prevent obesity and keep the person free from high cholesterol and a variety of heart problems.

can mean  or can be an intensifier, and you might say that it contains an extra  ("one too many")

Try some for spelling -ible and -able correctly.

Remember that aparagraph is three to five sentences that develop a single, clear idea.A good paragraph often begins with a topic sentence that sums up your mainidea.