The following is an incomplete paragraph from a personal essay. After
reading it, choose the answer that (a) provides a quality finishing sentence
and (b) correctly identifies what type of paragraph it is:
Like most people, I have experienced a fair number of trials
and struggles throughout life. For me, watching my mother
grow weaker and weaker, knowing I could do nothing to
ease her pain, was the hardest struggle of all,
O A. (a) Although it was hard to see, her patience and strength through
her pain taught me much that I would not have otherwise learned,
(b) It’s an introductory paragraph.
O B. (a) During this time of lessness, I learned that simply being
there can be a huge encouragement for someone who is
terminally ill. (b) It’s a supporting paragraph from the body
O C. (a) At this moment, I became determined to study medicine, so
that I would never again be unable to someone who was
hurting (b) It’s a concluding paragraph.
OD. (a) Although it was hard to see, her patience and strength taught
me much that I would not have otherwise learned. (b) It’s a
supporting paragraph from the body.