paragraph

A full page of text with no visible breaks is hard to read. That’s why you break your ideas up into groups of sentences, called paragraphs. Each paragraph contains logically connected sentences about one main idea.

If your teacher asks you to write a paragraph on learning vocabulary words, you will write several sentences that describe how to learn vocabulary. Each sentence will add to the topic and will connect one to the other. The length of a paragraph will vary. Your teacher might require just three or four sentences to accurately describe vocabulary learning. Unless he’s a fan of James Joyce. Then your paragraph might need to extend for pages and pages.

Definitions of paragraph
  1. noun
    one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
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    type of:
    piece of writing, writing, written material
    the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect)
  2. verb
    divide into paragraphs, as of text
    “This story is well paragraphed
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    type of:
    carve up, dissever, divide, separate, split, split up
    separate into parts or portions
  3. verb
    write about in a paragraph
    “All her friends were paragraphed in last Monday's paper”
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    type of:
    compose, indite, pen, write
    produce a literary work
  4. verb
    write paragraphs; work as a paragrapher
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    type of:
    compose, indite, pen, write
    produce a literary work
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