How to find a topic sentence, controlling idea and concluding sentence from a paragraph?
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How to find a topic sentence, controlling idea and concluding sentence from a paragraph?

The topic sentence tells the reader what you are going to talk about in your paragraph. 'The controlling idea' sounds like the same thing as the topic.

The concluding sentence is the last one in the paragraph.

Can you show us a specific paragraph that you would like to analyse in this way?

Clive
Hi Clive,

How you doing ? I hope you are doing fine. Thank you for your kindness.

I really want to learn how to find those , is there any good tutorial available ? Tommorow is my exam and as it truns out that I am very dull at finding those...

Can you also suggest me how to the get best title for a paragraph ?
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Example, lets look at this sentence.

A. Convenience foods are easy to prepare.

The topic is: Convenience foods
The controlling idea is: easy to prepare
The controlling idea makes a specific comment about the topic.
Also, the controlling idea indicate what the rest of the paragraph will say about the topic.
The controlling idea limits or controls the topic to a specific aspect of the topic to be discussed in the space of a single paragraph.

A topic sentence has two essential parts: the topic and the controlling idea. The topic names the subject or main idea of the paragraph. The controlling idea makes a specific comment about the topic, which indicate what the rest of the paragraph will say about the topic. It limits or controls the topic to a specific aspect of the topic to be discussed in the space of a single paragraph.
From the sentence above, the reader immediately knows that the supporting sentences in the remainder of the paragraph will explain or prove how quick and easy it is to prepare convenience foods and perhaps give some examples (frozen dinners, canned soups, etc,)
Students: We have free audio pronunciation exercises.
Explain the controlling idea in the sentence: Different music styles have dominated the world over the years