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Nights and Dragons— From the memoir of author Abigail Prynne As I started my research, I discovered many skeptics. Scientists presented evidence to show why dragons could not—and did not—exist. They explained that it would be impossible for dragons to fly because they would be too big. They laughed at the idea of dragons breathing fire. They pointed out that no other animal has ever done this. They said that if dragons had lived, someone would have found remains somewhere in the world. No bones about it, there were plenty of logical explanations. It would have been easy for me to accept that the only place dragons ever existed was in the imaginations of those who believed. What is the main idea of text? Scientists have lots of evidence to explain why dragons don't exist. Scientists say it would be impossible for dragons to fly because they would be too big. They laughed at the idea of dragons breathing fire. They said that if dragons had lived, someone would have found remains somewhere in the world.
I believe it is the first one .
oh sorry wrong question .. lol
xD thats okay.
From the memoir of author Abigail Prynne 1 I sit at my desk listening to thunder growl outside my window. Flashes of light burst through the darkness, and wind races past my window. The thrilling combination of sight and sound conjures up visions of dragons roaring proudly, breathing fire, and soaring across the midnight sky. Dragons first fascinated me when I was a little girl. They have followed me ever since. The magnificent creatures appeared in storybooks I read in the library, paintings I saw in museums, movies I watched in the theater, and the dreams I had in my sleep. By the time I was thirteen, one question consumed me. I wanted to know if dragons ever existed, so I set out on a quest for facts. 2 As I started my research, I discovered many skeptics. Scientists presented evidence to show why dragons could not—and did not—exist. They explained that it would be impossible for dragons to fly because they would be too big. They laughed at the idea of dragons breathing fire. They pointed out that no other animal has ever done this. They said that if dragons had lived, someone would have found remains somewhere in the world. No bones about it, there were plenty of logical explanations. It would have been easy for me to accept that the only place dragons ever existed was in the imaginations of those who believed. 3 I could have given up, but I thought about my grandmother. She always told me that "people who believe that science is the answer to everything are missing out on everything else." With her words in mind, I searched some more. There were many facts that hinted that dragons may not be fictional. I noticed that cultures across the world all described dragons in similar ways. This was odd because they had no way to communicate with each other. I found dragons mentioned in more than just stories. They appeared in old legal papers, in the travel logs of Marco Polo, and in the Bible. I saw that the Chinese calendar uses a different animal each year. Dragons are included along with eleven real animals. I began to believe it was a real possibility that all of these people were talking about a creature that actually existed. 4 With renewed hope that there was some truth to the legends, I looked for new research. I found that some experts disagreed with popular arguments against dragons. They suggested that a dragon could have four stomachs like a cow. If it created stomach gases like birds, it might create enough to lift itself off the ground. This would give it the ability to fly. If it forced out air when diving toward the earth, it might release gases which could ignite into flame. When the animal died, the stomachs would release strong acids that would dissolve its dead body over time. Biologists backed up these ideas with sketches and models based on known animals. Not everyone agreed with these ideas, but many of the things we accept about dinosaurs and other extinct species started the same way. 5 I doubt we will ever truly know whether dragons existed. There may always be two sides to the fiery debate. Some will say the stories come from active imaginations. Some will believe with all their hearts that the legendary creatures roamed our ancient world. I don't know for certain which side to believe, but the sound and fury of a night like this makes me smile. It rekindles my childhood dreams and keeps the exciting possibility alive. Which best states the main idea of the text? I have found no proof that dragons ever existed. I have found some proof that dragons may have existed. I have always wondered if dragons existed, and I hope they did. I have not been able to decide if dragons ever existed or not.
Fourth answer is correct : )
Though this doesn't really make sense to me, because "dragons" do exist, for example the Kimono Dragon. I think they are talking about the fictional fire breathing dragon. They may not be the same, but they exist xD
It is the fourth answer though, I am sure.
I agree it is the fourth if u read carefully.
i think its c
I will explain if you are confused about the question. Read this line from that passage: "I doubt we will ever truly know whether dragons existed." Does this make you think that the author wishes and hopes that dragons exist?
Okay, then the answer is not C. : ) I hope you understand it clearly now.
In an article about the benefits of playing video games, what information might be included in a sidebar to best support the main idea? A chart showing rising costs of video games over the past 10 years A list of the most popular video games in the United States Facts from a study showing how video games improve coordination Images of smiling students playing video games
Can you post the article?
Oops nvm I get it now.
Third answer is correct.
To help clarify the main idea, important words may be highlighted with the use of captions images sidebars bold print
Sidebars. If you read your last question, it kind of gives the answer away.
Read this passage: Mom, I know I broke the rules and you took my phone away, but I can't survive without it. My friends are upset that I am not texting them back. I am not able to check my websites. I am so bored without my music and games. I apologize for what I did. What is the main idea of the passage? I know I broke the rules. I want my phone back. I am so bored. I apologize for what I did.
I want my phone back xD
The main idea of a text is not always directly stated is always stated in the first paragraph usually appears in the conclusion is found in the body of the text
First answer is correct.
Images and captions are text features which often appear in articles. Writing in complete sentences, explain how images and captions can help you understand the main idea.
Captions help you understand the main idea by stating the subject of it's body of text. This helps you get an idea of what the main idea of the article is about. Sometimes images can help you understand the main idea better by seeing it, and can add to the main idea by showing you the events of the article in a picture.
wow thats an amazing answer! :)
Thank you :3
I have to go soon, I'm sorry! Probably after I answer the next question.
:( okay Read this passage: High school is just a couple years away. I am going to make my high school years unforgettable. I'm going to choose lots of exciting elective courses so my school day is always interesting. I'm going to join several clubs so I can meet new friends who like the same things that I do. I'm also going to have fun by attending football games, dances, and as many other social events as possible. With this plan, I'm guaranteed to have a great time—as long as I keep my grades up and stay out of trouble. The main idea of this paragraph is written in bold. Writing in complete sentences, list three details the author uses to support it.
which sentence/word is written in bold?
. I am going to make my high school years unforgettable.
The author uses many details to support the main idea. Some of them are: "I'm going to choose lots of exciting elective courses so my school day is always interesting.", "I'm also going to have fun by attending football games, dances, and as many other social events as possible." and "With this plan, I'm guaranteed to have a great time—as long as I keep my grades up and stay out of trouble."
Hope this helps and good luck! : )