Expository: Mobile Phone and Body Paragraph

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Model Essay #3 + Explanation Model Expository Essay Grammar and Writing TipsTopic Prompt: What are the most important inventions in the last 100 years? Title:  Important Inventions in the PastINTRODUCTION“Necessity is the mother of invention.” This quote is commonly used to explain how another miraculous invention was discovered.  [This first part of the introduction includes a quote as a hook. A hook is a way to capture the reader’s interest and add coherence to your essay.] The main hooks to begin an essay with are 1. posing a question or two, 2. quoting a relevant proverb or saying, 3. mentioning a startling statistic or fact, or 4. telling a short story. Throughout history, many inventions have been created.  [This sentence is a very general statement to introduce the topic.]  The Industrial Revolution started in the late 1700s, and since then humankind has been developing at an exponential rate.  [This sentence is a less general statement to narrow the topic.]  Truly amazing and useful devices, such as the steam engine and telegraph, were invented.  [This sentence is a more specific statement to guide the reader towards a thesis.]  In the last 100 years, many inventions and innovations have been created that make society’s life better, and four devices stand out as the most useful: the jet airplane, the television, the laptop computer, and the cell phone.  [This sentence is the most specific and it is the thesis statement.]   BODY PARAGRAPH 1 The first most useful invention is the airplane, invented in 1903 by the Wright brothers.  [‘invented in 1903 by the Wright brothers is an appositive. Appositives are reduced adjective clauses, and they give more information and context about a person or organization.]  The airplane has transformed not only this society, but also the entire world.  [The words after ‘not only’ and ‘but also’ must have parallel construction; in this case, both are nouns phrases] Airplanes make it possible to travel long distances in a few...
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