Tutor profile: Amy B.
How do I write a conclusion for an argumentative essay?
A conclusion is mostly a restatement of your earlier points, and it doesn't need to say much that the rest of the paper hasn't said already. A concluding paragraph should restate your thesis; reiterate all the major points throughout the paper (which should be the same as the topic sentences of all body paragraphs or sections); and end with a strong wrap-up statement that summarizes the main point of the paper and why it matters. In other words, the paragraph should start with the paper's main idea, then restate the supporting ideas for that main idea, and then let the reader know what they should do about the topic.
Subject: English as a Second Language
What are articles and how do I know which one to use?
Articles are words that go before nouns, to modify them. There are 3 articles in English—“a”, “an”, and “the”—and every noun should have an article before it. An example of a phrase that needs an article is “I have dog”; “dog” is a noun, so it needs an article before it. If I was talking about a specific dog, I’d say “I have the dog”. If I was talking about a dog in general, I’d say “I have a dog”. Articles let us know whether a noun is specific or not.
What is passive voice and how should it be used?
Passive voice is when the object of a sentence comes before the subject of the sentence, and it is an incorrect way to put together a sentence. Active voice is when the subject comes before the object; this is the correct way to put a sentence together. For example, in the sentence “I threw the ball”, the subject (I) comes before the object (the ball). This is a sentence in active voice. The passive-voice version of the sentence is “the ball was thrown by me”; this sentence is incorrect because the object comes before the subj
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