Weak "reaction" topic sentence: I felt that Lily should have known that Bertha Dorset was her enemy.
Stronger "topic-based" topic sentence: Bertha Dorset is first established as Lily's antagonist in the train scene, when she interrupts Lily's conversation with Percy Gryce and reveals that Lily smokes.
This version of How to Write a Good Topic Sentence was reviewed by Megan Morgan on May 30, 2015.
Example 5: George Will writes, “Economic equality is good for the United States.”
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