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Writing: Structure & mechanics - sentences

Writing

Structure and mechanics

All your assignments need structure. Here we refer to essay structure but many elements can be carried across to other assignment types.

  • Essays are made up of paragraphs.
  • Paragraphs are made up of sentences.
  • Sentences are made up of particular arrangements of words and punctuation.

If sentences are the bricks, paragraphs are the wall, and the building is the essay.

Sentences explained

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