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    Hello,

    I have a little question: Could you explain to me the difference between "first-second-third-comments" and "support-only-comments" ?

    support only: to expess an opinion about a statement

    first-second-third: to give examples of, or reasons for, something

    Isn't it the same?

    Could you explain to me how to write a first-second-third-comment?

    Kind regards,

    Qusetion.11
    Last edited by Qusetion.11; 23-Mar-2015 at 16:07.

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    Re: comments

    I have never heard of first, second, or third comments. What is the context in which you encountered them?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: comments

    Welcome to the forum, Qusetion.11.
    Quote Originally Posted by Qusetion.11 View Post

    I have a little question: Could you explain to me where is the difference between "first-second-third-comments" and "support-only-comments" ?

    Could you explain to me how to write a first-second-third-comment?
    Please note my amendments to your post.

    I too have never heard of these terms.

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    Re: comments

    We have to write comments about an english text in school. It depends on the task, which comment we have to use.

    Maybe you know what I mean, if you look at the following website: http://www2.klett.de/sixcms/media.ph...ent.376284.pdf

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    Re: comments

    This isn't any standard "type of comment" that I am familiar with. But I see what they mean.

    They simply mean to make an argument using a series of points. For example:

    I think you should buy an SUV instead of a sedan because, first, the position of the seats makes it easier to get in and out of an SUV.

    Second, the elevated driving height gives you better vision in traffic.

    Third, the four-wheel-drive capability makes it better for snow and other slippery conditions.

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    Re: comments

    Thank you! I have just a little question:

    How I can make a whole comment with this schema? I think three sentences would be too little.

    Do you have an idea?

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    You make each point into a paragraph, or more, by adding more detail and supporting arguments.

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    Do you think its a good idea to add a fourth argument? How do you would add supporting arguments? Could you give me an example, please?
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    Re: comments

    Have you never written an argument in German?

    Your question isn't about English, it's about how to organize thoughts into a coherent argument.

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    Re: comments

    That's not the problem. It's totally clear how to write arguments (for example in a pros and cons-comment). My problem is, how to include supporting arguments in this special kind of comment.

    Maybe I have misconceived you. Do you mean it like this:

    - Argument: A ventilator is useful to hold out a high temperature in your house.

    - supporting argument: Because of the global warming it will be very hot oftener.

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