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Julia R.
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Question:

Which is an example of an opening or topic sentence of a paragraph? a) The Ponte Vecchio is an example of a historic site in Florence, Italy. b) There are many historic sites to see in Italy.

Julia R.
Answer:

B is an opening or topic sentence as it is a general sentence telling what the paragraph will be about (historic sites in Italy). Sentence a tells an example of it.

English as a Second Language
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Question:

Do you talk about something or for something? (i.e.. I talk for music or I talk about music).

Julia R.
Answer:

You use about. If you use "for," it means you represent it.

English
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Question:

What is the difference between these two sentences? a) I like eating salad, sushi, and apples. b) I like eating salad, sushi, and apples.

Julia R.
Answer:

Sentence a means salad as one thing and a combination of sushi and apples as another. Sentence b is a list of the items of salad, sushi, and apples with the use of the comma.

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