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Compare and contrast paragraph



In a compare and contrast paragraph, you write about the similarities and differences between two or more people, places, things, or ideas.

Example: Write a paragraph comparing the weather in Vancouver and Halifax.

The following words can help you to write a good compare and contrast paragraph:

Similarities

· is similar to
Spring weather in Vancouver is similar to spring weather in Halifax.

· both
Both Vancouver and Halifax have rain in the spring.

· also
Halifax also has a rainy spring season.

· too
Halifax has a rainy spring season, too.

· as well
As well, Halifax has rainy spring season.

Differences

· on the other hand
On the other hand, winter is much colder in Halifax.

· however
However, winter is much colder in Halifax.

· but
Vancouver has a mild winter, but Halifax has a cold one.

· in contrast to
In contrast to Vancouver, Halifax has a cold winter.

· differs from
Halifax differs from Vancouver by having a cold winter.

· while
While Vancouver has a mild winter, Halifax has a cold winter.

Sequence paragraph

In a sequencing paragraph, you are writing to describe a series of events or a process in some sort of order. Usually, this order is based on time.

Example: Write a paragraph outlining how a person becomes the prime minister.

The following words can help you to write a good sequence paragraph.

Order

· first, second, third, etc.
First, you need to become a leader of a political party. Second, you need to win a seat in the House of Commons. Third, your party must have a majority of seats.

· in the beginning
In the beginning, you need to become a leader of a political party.

· before
Before becoming the prime minister, you need to become the leader of a political party.

· then
Then, you must win a seat in the House of Commons.

· after
After winning a seat in the House of Commons, you must make sure you have a majority of seats.

· finally
Finally, after all these steps, you can call yourself the prime minister.

· at last
At last, you can call yourself the prime minister.

· subsequently
Subsequently, you must make sure you have a majority of seats in the House of Commons.

 

Time

· recently
She was recently elected prime minister.

· previously
She is the new prime minister. Previously, she worked as a lawyer in Toronto.

· afterwards
She won the party leadership last year. Afterwards, she won the election.

· when
When she won the party leadership, she was still working as a lawyer.



· after
After winning a seat in the House of Commons, you must make sure you have a majority of seats.

Choice paragraph

 

In a paragraph where you have to make a choice, you need to choose which object, idea, or action that you prefer. Often, you will need to give your opinion on a choice of actions or events.

Example: Write a paragraph stating whether you would prefer to play hockey or lacrosse.

The following words can help you to write a good choice paragraph:

Point of View

· in my opinion
In my opinion, hockey is more fun than lacrosse.

· belief
My belief is that hockey is more fun than lacrosse.

· idea
My idea is that hockey is more fun than lacrosse.

· understanding
My understanding is that hockey is more fun than lacrosse.

· I think that
I think that I would prefer to play hockey and not lacrosse.

· I consider
I consider hockey to be more exciting than lacrosse.

· I believe
I believe hockey is more exciting than lacrosse.

· it seems to me
It seems to me that hockey is more exciting than lacrosse.

· I prefer I prefer hockey over lacrosse.

Personal Opinions

· like/dislike
I like the sport of hockey because it is fast and exciting.

· hope
I hope that I can play hockey in the future.

· feel
I feel that hockey is my favorite sport.

 





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