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I am woorking on supporting details or is this topic sentence. I am answering these the way I think they are but will someone please double check for me, I just want to be sure I am understanding this right.

Finally, he began throwing a tennis ball for his dog, who barked loudly in appreciation. (I believe this is a supportting detail)

Then he put on a CD by a group called the Funk Brigade and turned the volume up. (I believe this is a supportting detail)
First, he turned on the television to provide background noise.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

It was too quiet in the room, so Marcus decided to make some noise.(I believe this is a topic sentence)

In the second book, Harry meets Dobby, a house-elf who nearly kills Harry in an effort to help him.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter books follow the adventures of a young wizard as he learns his craft.(I believe this is a topic sentence)

In the first book, Harry, who has always felt like the odd one out, finds out that he is a wizard and begins to discover his powers.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

The third book introduces Harry to a mysterious character names Sirius Black and to the soul-ing guardians of Azkaban Prison.(I believe this is a supportting detail)


Being late is a harmful habit to acquire.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

People who are late to classes or meetings often miss important information.(I believe this is a topic sentence)



People who arrive late for appointments or meetings often anger those who have to wait.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

Although the impression may be inaccurate, people who are late are often perceived as rude or selfish.(I believe this is a topic sentence)

Tires that are not properly inflated can pose a danger to both driver and passengers.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

Windshield wipers that are excessively worn can pose a danger in rainy weather.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

Bald tires, worn tires, and tread that are unevenly worn can cause a car to lose traction on the road.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

Failure to take care of small details of car maintenance can make driving dangerous.(I believe this is a topic sentence)

The close companionship that arises between the adopted animal and its owner can benefit both animal and human.
(I believe this is a topic sentence)

Shelter animals are euthanized if they are not adopted, so adopting a pet from the pound saves a life.(I believe this is a topic sentence)

Adopting a pet from the animal shelter can benefit both animal and owner.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

Pound puppies and kittens are usually spayed or neutered before adoption, saving the owner veterinary fees.
(I believe this is a supportting detail)

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  1. Please number these. I cannot refer to individual ones as posted.

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  2. I am woorking on supporting details or is this topic sentence. I am answering these the way I think they are but will someone please double check for me, I just want to be sure I am understanding this right.
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    Finally, he began throwing a tennis ball for his dog, who barked loudly in appreciation. (I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    Then he put on a CD by a group called the Funk Brigade and turned the volume up. (I believe this is a supportting detail)
    3. First, he turned on the television to provide background noise.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    It was too quiet in the room, so Marcus decided to make some noise.(I believe this is a topic sentence)
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    In the second book, Harry meets Dobby, a house-elf who nearly kills Harry in an effort to help him.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    J.K. Rowling's popular Harry Potter books follow the adventures of a young wizard as he learns his craft.(I believe this is a topic sentence)
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    In the first book, Harry, who has always felt like the odd one out, finds out that he is a wizard and begins to discover his powers.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    The third book introduces Harry to a mysterious character names Sirius Black and to the soul-ing guardians of Azkaban Prison.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    The third book introduces Harry to a mysterious character names Sirius Black and to the soul-ing guardians of Azkaban Prison.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
    10.
    Being late is a harmful habit to acquire.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
    11.
    People who are late to classes or meetings often miss important information.(I believe this is a topic sentence)
    12.
    People who arrive late for appointments or meetings often anger those who have to wait.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

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    Although the impression may be inaccurate, people who are late are often perceived as rude or selfish.(I believe this is a topic sentence)
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    Tires that are not properly inflated can pose a danger to both driver and passengers.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    Windshield wipers that are excessively worn can pose a danger in rainy weather.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
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    Bald tires, worn tires, and tread that are unevenly worn can cause a car to lose traction on the road.(I believe this is a supportting detail)
    17.
    Failure to take care of small details of car maintenance can make driving dangerous.(I believe this is a topic sentence)

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    The close companionship that arises between the adopted animal and its owner can benefit both animal and human.
    (I believe this is a topic sentence)
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    Shelter animals are euthanized if they are not adopted, so adopting a pet from the pound saves a life.(I believe this is a topic sentence)
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    Adopting a pet from the animal shelter can benefit both animal and owner.(I believe this is a supportting detail)

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    Pound puppies and kittens are usually spayed or neutered before adoption, saving the owner veterinary fees.
    (I believe this is a supportting detail)

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  3. I agree with you an all except 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20. And if 14-17 are meant to go together in one paragraph, then they're OK. But if not, then you'll need to rethink them.

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  4. Thank you for taking the time to go over these. I reposted these but that was only because I was not sure if I did this right the first time.

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  5. You're very welcome. :)

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  6. In questions 5 through 9 are about harry potter books, are these all topic sentences then/ I thought they would be supportting except the one with the authors name and what the chapters are about? Is this correct or not? I may have posted my question incorrectly.

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  7. Writeacher,
    In questions 5 through 9 are about harry potter books, are these all topic sentences then/ I thought they would be supportting except the one with the authors name and what the chapters are about? Is this correct or not? I may have posted my question incorrectly.

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  8. I think you have 5-9 correct if they're intended to be parts of one paragraph, yes.

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  9. WOOHOO thank you

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  10. You're welcome!!

    :)

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