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    Re: topic sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Why is it easier to be "green" today than ever before? Here's the evidence: it's popular.
    So, "It is easier to be green today than ever before" is not a restatement of "It has a very high profile"?

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    Re: topic sentence

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Why is it easier to be "green" today than ever before? Here's the evidence: it's popular.
    So, "It is easier to be green today than ever before" is not a restatement of "It has a very high profile"?
    I'd like to change my choice, if that's OK? :D

    I choose Option #2:

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    Despite the media's tendency to leap from one fashionable cause to the next (from world hunger to AIDS to the environment), it would be narrow-minded to deny their part in increasing environmental awareness.

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    Despite the media's tendency to leap from one fashionable cause to the next (from world hunger to AIDS to the environment), it would be narrow-minded to deny their part in increasing environmental awareness.
    I'd say it's additional information to the media description in front. It doesn't cover the entire paragraph.

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    #14
    So far all three have been suggested at one time of another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    So far all three have been suggested at one time of another.
    What do you mean?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    So far all three have been suggested at one time of another.
    What do you mean?
    You chose (1); tdol and I chose (3), then I changed to (2). I'm so confused, Taka. :? Now I'm going to change my mind once again. This time I choose (4): Take the paragraph outside and burn it! 8)

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    #17
    Actually, wavered between #1 and #3.

    If I had a substantial proof of:

    (a) A topic sentence needs to end with a period (i.e a complete sentence).
    (b) "It is easier to be "green" today than ever before" is logically not a restatement of "The foundation work has a very high profile,"

    then #3 would be my first choice.

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    #18
    Wouldit be better named a topic phrase? It is usually regarded as a sentence, as far as I am aware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Actually, wavered between #1 and #3.

    If I had a substantial proof of:

    (a) A topic sentence needs to end with a period (i.e a complete sentence).
    (b) "It is easier to be "green" today than ever before" is logically not a restatement of "The foundation work has a very high profile,"

    then #3 would be my first choice.
    I believe the first two sentences (within the paragraph in question) support the last sentence (i.e., They answer the question, "Why is it easier to be "green" than ever before?" That is, we're dealing with an inductive order (i.e., Option #3). Check out this source . :D

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    #20
    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by Taka
    Actually, wavered between #1 and #3.

    If I had a substantial proof of:

    (a) A topic sentence needs to end with a period (i.e a complete sentence).
    (b) "It is easier to be "green" today than ever before" is logically not a restatement of "The foundation work has a very high profile,"

    then #3 would be my first choice.
    I believe the first two sentences (within the paragraph in question) support the last sentence (i.e., They answer the question, "Why is it easier to be "green" than ever before?" That is, we're dealing with an inductive order (i.e., Option #3). Check out this source . :D
    So, you changed your mind again, refraining from taking the paragraph outside and burning it?

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