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16.4 Techniques for Writing: Giving Examples and Explanations

Exercise B: Add one sentence to each item below, giving examples to clarify the words in italics. You may want to do this exercise with a partner or group.

1. I miss my family, but I know that when they join me here, I will be able to give them the very best.

2. When you move to a new city, you will have to make many adjustments.

3. People shovel all sorts of things into their pockets without stopping to evaluate what they really need.

4. It was hard for me to get an education because of my family's demands on my time.

5. Progress involves taking risks.

Answers for the above exercise may vary. Please compare yours with those of other students. Your teacher may ask you to print out this exercise for class discussion.

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