What is a topic sentence and what's a good example of one?
A topic sentence is the sentence which summarizes the main idea of that paragraph. According to yourdictionary.com, every topic sentence will have a topic and a controlling idea. The controlling idea shows the direction the paragraph will take. According to Morton A. Miller, (about.com),a topic sentence is to a paragraph as to what a thesis is to an essay. Here are some examples: •Topic Sentence: There are many reasons why pollution in ABC Town is the worst in the world. •The topic is “pollution in ABC Town is the worst in the world” and the controlling idea is “many reasons.” References: http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples/examples-of-topic-sentences.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Topic_sentence