supportive in a sentence

supportive in a sentence

16 They were very supportive and enthusiastic.
13 I am flattered that they should be so supportive.

A supportive family network.
A supportive family network.
His family was supportive of his attempts to be a writer.

What are Supporting Sentences?
The supporting sentences of a paragraph develop the main idea you presented in the topic sentence. When writing supporting sentences you should be giving examples, reasons, or descriptions to support your topic sentence.

  • Echo words and phrases (repetition of key words from the main idea of the essay, the topic sentence of the previous paragraph, or the concluding sentence of the previous paragraph)
  • Time and space words and adverb phrases (yesterday, two weeks later, previously, directly across the river, etc.)
  • Signal words and phrases (however, therefore, in contrast, on the other hand, the second reason for. . . ., etc.). These are also adverbs.

A paragraph may relate directly to the main idea of the essay, or it may relate to the paragraph that comes just before it (or both). We show both kinds of relationships by means of transition words and phrases. These may include

A supporting sentence is a sentence with information that supports a main idea or claim. Supporting sentences give a reader details to understand a main idea, or evidence to show why a claim is true or correct. You will find supporting sentences in the middle of a paragraph – after the topic sentence, and before a concluding sentence or transition.

  1. a) A combustion engine is an engine that burns fuel to create power.
  2. b) The combustion engine replaced horses because they are more powerful and easier to maintain.
  3. c) Combustion engines allow us to travel quickly and safely in the comfort of our own cars and trucks.


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