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Expository paragraph

Definition of expository paragraph

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1. Concept of expository paragraph

An expository text is that objectively facts, ideas and concepts. Its purpose is to inform about a given topic, so that the author never reflects their opinions, thoughts or feelings. It is usually written in 3rd person.
Two types of expository texts can be distinguished:
• On the one hand, the informative reporting of topics of general interest to a public non-specialist, without prior knowledge. They belong to this type of texts: conferences, textbooks, newspaper articles, tests, reviews, etc.
• On the other hand, the specialized that not only inform but seek to make understand scientific aspects, by requiring a receiver more specialized, with a greater degree of knowledge of the subject. Therefore, present a more complex syntactic and lexical. They belong to this legal, humanistic, scientific texts, etc.
Some linguistic features of the expository texts are:
• Objectivity (trend of the use of the 3rd person conjugation, denotative vocabulary).
• Use of impersonal and enunciative prayers.
• Clarity, precision.
• Preferential use of the timeless present and indicative. Specifically, the use of the imperfect if it's the description of processes.
• Using connectors (discourse computers, explanatory, samples).
• Use of resources such as comparisons, enumerations, definitions and examples.
The expository texts are known as news at school. The primary function is the transmit information but not limited simply to provide data but also add explanations, it describes with examples and analogies.
Expository learn more or less in 5th grade.
They usually present the following parts:
• Introduction (presentation of the subject).
• (Explanation and clarification of the subject matter).
• Conclusion or synthesis.


2. Definition of expository paragraph

Paragraph, which has its origin in the term Latin paragrăphus, is a concept that is used to name the various fragments that form a text. The paragraphs starting with a capital letter and end with a punto y aparte.
Exhibition, on the other hand, is an adjective that refers to what an exhibition about something (i.e. expressing it).
Expository paragraphs, therefore, are responsible for providing information on different events excluding subjective opinions. Its purpose is the dissemination of the events, and not to persuade the reader.
Here is an example of an expository paragraph:
"The dog is a mammal four-legged animal. It is a domesticated canine who has the sense of the highly developed sense of smell. There are many breeds of dog, what makes that the specimens of this species may have quite different characteristics."
As you can see, in this paragraph there are many specific data (the dog is mammal, canine, it has four legs, etc.) and does not include opinions or emotions are transmitted.
Different would be a paragraph that points to the following:
"The dog is man's best friend by his sympathy and his incomparable beauty. Sharing life with a dog, people are happier that they have a partner with whom to play. To live fully, therefore, the only option is living with an animal of this kind."
This last paragraph is not exhibition that does not expose the features of the animal, but it suggests certain qualities that are subjective (incomparable beauty, sympathy, the effects it generates in people...).


3. Definition of expository paragraph

The paragraph is the minimum unit of writing that explains and develops the meaning of an idea. A paragraph usually has different prayers, all they contain the same key word or idea key that it controls the information in the rest of the paragraph.
All text in prose is organized into paragraphs. In turn, each paragraph by one or more sentences, starts with capital letter and ends with a point apart. Paragraphs can be visually identified by the use of bleeding, or a space in white major among them. The paragraph is used to change topic in the talks.
In terms of its content, each paragraph expresses a main idea, usually based on several ideas argumentative or secondary. When reading a text, should identify and relate these ideas to improve the reading comprehension.
Write a paragraph must be considered follow an order of ideas, expose the main idea and support it, explain it or fill it with secondary ideas, also expressed in a clear and proper way, and avoid the unnecessary repetition of words.
Paragraphs can be of different types, the most common are the paragraphs of narration, definition, classification and division, description, examples, comparison and contrast, sequence, assessment, cause and effect, argumentation and persuasion.
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