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Closing Sentence (Conclusion)

What is the closing sentence?
The closing sentence is the last sentence in a paragraph.
What does it do?
It restates the main idea of your paragraph. It tells the reader what you were writing about.
How do I write a closing sentence?
Restate the main idea of the paragraph using different words.

There are three reasons why I want to learn English. One reason is that English has become an international language. It is now used by most international companies, including the company where I work, for business communication. Another reason why I want to learn English is so that I can travel to English-speaking countries. The United States, England, Australia and many other countries all use English as their primary language. Finally, I want to learn English because I plan to move to the U.S. in the future. I will become a manager for my company soon. For all these reasons, I am very excited about learning English.


What did you tell the reader about?
Closing Sentence: For all these reasons, I am very excited about learning English.

This is your last sentence, therefore the most important. This will be the sentence that is most fresh in the readers' mind after they put the paragraph down. A good way to form your conclusion is to reform the introductory paragraph in reverse form. In other words, have the conclusion contain the following, in the order written:
  • Restate your topic sentence, but in different words than before.
  • Close with a general statement that reflects insight on your topic.
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