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This is the beginning of my conclusion but I dont know how to word it correctly. Please help!

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  1. smurfy14
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    Arthur Miller successfully uses the Salem witch trials to create a play that talks about the real life witch hunts even though it is not really historically accurate. But he never intended for it to be 100% correct in the first place.

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    You are simply having trouble clarifying your statement. :) We all do that, you can see it when you write 'real' or 'really' a lot. :P Try to avoid the verb 'use' unless it is a physical object - as it is not very descriptive. Also, HOW is Miller talking about them? Lastly, use your pronouns. If you refer to something more than once, especially with something long-winded (witch-trials). Edited Paragraph: Arthur Miller *draws* from the Salem witch trials to create a play about *them*. His *renditions* are not *wholly* accurate, but he never intended them (or "his play") to be.

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    You'll more than likely need to edit that paragraph to fit what you are talking about - like his success, history, his purpose, etc.. Pun: History -> His Story

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    The concluding sentence is like the topic sentence.

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    I would avoid starting sentence with a "but" if u could :) oh and b a fan please :)

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    You can use words like "But" at the beginning of a sentence! But, here is why they are avoided: But is a conjunction - like And, Or, So, etc... When you use it as a conjunction at the start of a sentence, it is incorrect because a conjunction CONJOINS two parts of *one* sentence. Therefore if you are using a conjunction at the beginning of a sentence, you most likely shouldn't have stopped writing the previous sentence. If it would otherwise be a run-on, you need to clarify your thoughts because you now have more than one. This is ironic, though. Conjunctions exist to link, meld, or clarify two seemingly independent thoughts. Due to their very nature as such, all conjunctions have the ability to function as TRANSITIONS. These are *any* words (or phrases) that link separate sentences or paragraphs (that is, two truly independent ideas that effect one another) and tell the reader what to think about their relationship. When used this way - as a means to direct the reader through separate thoughts - conjunctions *become* transitions, and using them at the beginning of a sentence can be perfectly correct. However, the purpose of transitions is to coherently and accurately express to the reader whatever the corresponding relationship between those ideas are. Consequently, there are always more descriptive forms of transitioning and you should therefore only consider conjunctions as space savers (blog, etc..) or when you do not wish to clarify the relationship for some reason (suspense, propaganda, plot, etc..) In summary: conjunctions can be used at the beginning of a sentence, but only as transitions - which they do not best fulfill. They are a last resort of sorts; they should only appear after revision or careful planning.

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