EXERCISE A: What is the TOPIC in each sentence?
1. It is impossible for your claim to be proved.
2. In regard to this question, I believe more research is need. 3. It is likely that our proposal will be accepted.
4. Such results no one could have predicted.
NOTE: Not the subject of the sentence
EXERCISE B Topic Strings
First, determine the characters then their actions. Start each sentence with a character and let the sentence take you where it wants to go.
The power to create and communicate a new message to fit a new experience is not a competence animals have in their natural states.
Their genetic code limits the number and kind of messages that they can communicate.
Information only about distance, direction, source, and richness of pollen in flowers constitutes the only information that can be communicated by bees, for example.
A limited repertoire of message delivered in the same way, for generation after generation is characteristic of animals of the same species, in all significant respects.
In their natural states, most animals lack the power to create and communicate a new message to fit a new experience.
Their genetic code enables them to communicate only a limited number and kind of messages.
Bees, for example, can communicate information only about distance, direction, source, and richness of pollen in flowers.
In all significant respects animals of the same species are able to communicate a limited repertoire of message delivered in the same way, for generation after generation.