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How many sentences should a thesis statement be?

A thesis statement should usually be no more than two sentences.

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A thesis statement is a sentence in the introduction paragraph that lays out the central claim of the paper. For example, it may look like this: "In 'A Good Man is Hard to Find,' Flannery O'Connor illustrates the concept of grace through the interactions between the grandmother and the Misfit."

The thesis statement is normally only one sentence long, though sometimes it can be two. Most...

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