Day 6 of Spring Break – SENTENCE STRUCTURE QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

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Think about the type of sentence used; length; punctuation; repetition; parenthesis; narrative point of view; list; climax; inversion, etc.

Identify two features of sentence structure from the paragraph above which mark a shift in the writer’s line of thought. (2)

“The problem here is political will rather than financial capacity.  The pinch will come in other resource areas, such as health spending.  People over 65 consume three times as many prescription items as other age groups.  Nearly half those with some measure of disability are over 70.

But the resource question, meeting the material needs of the old and elderly, is only half the story.  The real problem lies elsewhere – in the imagination.  What are the old for?  Who are they, and do the traditional divisions of human life into childhood, youth, middle age and old age still fit our experience?”

 

1 thought on “Day 6 of Spring Break – SENTENCE STRUCTURE QUESTIONS– Reading for Understanding, Analysis and Evaluation

  1. Technique – sentence structure – But
    But, the resource question…story.
    The writer has used the word” But” at the beginning of the sentence to signal to the reader that all is not as it seems and there is going to be a change of direction. He uses it to qualify another side of his argument that he is about to link into further in.

    Technique – Sentence Structure – Short Sentence
    What are the old for?
    The writer has used this short sentence to add impact to what the writer wants his reader to consider whilst reading his argument. This sentence is short but it conveys exactly what his argument is all about in one paragraph. The writer also wants his readers to see the elderly as having a function not just a drain on the economy.

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