If every sentence in a paragraph were a simple sentence, then the paragraph would be repititive and elementary. The same problem occurs if all sentences within a paragraph have the same basic structure, for example, Subject-Verb order (S-V-O). However, you can easily vary your sentences by altering the traditional order.
Here are several types of beginning that will keep your sentence interesting:
1. A prepositional phrase - You can start your sentence by using a prepositional phrase.
- Through your help I was able to move on with life.
- In three to four years, you'll have your money back.
2. An infinitive phrase - You can start your sentence by using an infinitive phrase.
- To reach his goals, Justin must practice writing everyday.
- To love you, I need to love myself first.
3. A participial phrase - You can start your sentence by using a participial phrase.
- Playing all afternoon, the children are now tired.
- Ignoring you all day, I now found myself full of regrets.
4. A direct object - You can start your sentence by using a direct object.
- The cake, I gave to my boyfriend.
- The letter, I read it to to you.
5. A dependent clause - You can start your sentence by using a dependent clause.
- Although I love you, I still need to leave.
- By doing it, Justin is now happy.
6. An adverb - You can start your sentence by using an adverb.
- Happily, Justin did it.
- Immediately, I ran to his house.
7. An adjective - You can start your sentence by using an adjective.
- Being beautiful, my sister walked down the streets.
- So terrified, Justin ran to me.
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