Topic: Paragraphing

Content

  1. Meaning of paragraph
  2. Types of paragraph

Meaning of Paragraph

It is a distinct section of a piece of writing, usually dealing with a single theme and indicated by a new line, indentation, or numbering.

Types of Paragraph

There are three types of paragraph, which are

  1. Hanging paragraph: This is the type of paragraph whereby the second and subsequent lines are typed two or more spaces to the right to the first line.

Example:

Vacancies for typist

TYPISTS are urgently needed in our company to work with our middle level manager. Applicants should have at least the Secondary  School Leaving Certificate.

  1. Indented Paragraph: The first line is usually typed five for pica or six spaces for elite to the right of the left margin or of the following lines. The tabular stop should be set at five or six for this type of paragraph.

Example:

Concentration is very important if you must be a good typewriter. Therefore you must endeavor to concentrate at all times or else you become illiterate at it.

3. Block Paragraph: Here, all lines of the paragraph start from the beginning of the left hand margin

Example:

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