Writing of any length requires subdivision into a number of points or stages, and these stages are expressed in a paragraph.
Paragraphs, whether denoted by a new line and an indentation or a line break, provide a structure for your writing.
The function and features of a paragraph are explained, together with guidelines for using paragraphs to create a clear and coherent written structure.
Other useful guides: Using the comma, Sentence structure.
Each sentence in the paragraph should be part of the internal structure.
Another example of a paragraph using this three part structure is given below.
6 cake mixes, 2 large cake tins, and 20 cans of soda.
• Offering a precise measurement or reporting a quantitative result: The gold weighed 5 grams. • Grouping or comparing with numbers 10: According to 6 of 40 dentists surveyed.
This can be done by: The end of the paragraph can show the significance of the point, link back to the beginning of the paragraph, comment on the implications of the point as a whole, or make a link to the next paragraph.
It is important not to end the paragraph with a digression or irrelevant detail.