Type the sentence that would make the better concluding sentence for that paragraph and indicate which function that concluding sentence serves.
Slang usually develops in certain patterns. It may begin with an individual who wishes to attract attention or who needs a new way to express something. Slang may also begin with a group. Some groups need to use a technical language; others wish to keep what they are saying secret. In any case, slang words move into the language when the people of a region pick up its use from the original users.
Which of the following sentences would make a better concluding sentence for that paragraph and what function does this concluding sentence serve?
- What kind of slang do you find yourself using?
- Now, as the pattern develops, an entire culture may later begin using the slang.
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You need to decide which sentence you feel is best and why. I can support the use of either of the possibilities.
If you want the conclusion of the paragraph to cause the reader to identify with the information and relate it to his/her personal experience, use the first sentence for the conclusion of the paragraph. It will lead the reader to consider the ways in which slang is used in his/her vocabulary and the reasons for that use.
If you want the conclusion of the paragraph to lead the reader on to the next paragraph and a series of illustrations of different uses of slang by different group, use the second sentence. It sets up an opportunity to provide examples of how cultural groups have developed and used their unique slang languages.
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