Parts of an Essay (Chunk & Check) #6 Clincher
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by Taketa Anderson
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Which of the following best describes the purpose of a clincher sentence?
I. It is a sentence that brings closure to the body paragraph.
II. It is a transitional sentence that comes at the end of each body paragraph.
III. It provides a final piece of evidence to support your claim or thesis.
IV. It should be highlighted green.
I, II, and IV
II only
III only
I and IV
II and III
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According to the essay pictured below, which of the following are clincher sentences the writer uses in her essay?
I. Brutus always finds a happy medium between being too powerful and too lenient.
II. Although Brutus causes great destruction to Rome by murdering Caesar, he only joins the conspiracy in honest concern for his country; even when forced in difficult positions, he pulls himself together, and keeps maintains
positive engergy as he acts for the good of Rome.
III. Cassius says that Brutus's genuine personality compels people to listen to him. Brutus always finds a happy medium between being too powerful and too lenient.
IV. Brutus shows great courage and loyalty by standing up for what he believes; his honorable personality especially stands out as he speaks to his fellow countrymen.
I, II and III
I, II, and IV
II, III, and IV
I and II
III only
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Which of the following statements is NOT true about the clincher
The clincher can be more than one sentence.
The clincher acts like the conclusion of a paragraph.
The clincher can introduce new information
The clincher can be a question.
BOTH the clincher can be more than one sentence AND the clincher can be a question.
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