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What is a paragraph?
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The purpose of a classification paragraph is to clearly define something and place it in a group according to some basis or rule so that it only fits in one group. In order to be successful at this you have to be very detailed.
The same information can be classified into more than one category, but the classification paragraph sticks to one basis of classification. The topic sentence has two parts: the topic, and the basis of classification, which is the controlling idea; it controls how the writer approaches the subject.
- to gather into types, kinds, or categories according to a single basis of division.
- list the categories in this order: either most to least outrageous, least to most expensive, from largest to smallest and so on.
can be divided
can be classified
can be categorized
the first type
the second kind
the last category
Here are a few examples of a classification paragraph:
Types of Friends
~© 2005 Amy Neill~
~© 2005 Kayla Maire Anfinson~
Further reading about a classification paragraph:
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