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Assertion, Example

Another common way to continue a paragraph, is to give an example to illustrate your opening sentence assertion. Notice that you don't need any linking devices between first and second sentences.

In the following examples the assertion is in blue, the example in red.

The Great Depression sent the auto industry into a period of massive unemployment and clashes between workers and police. At the infamous battle of River Rouge in 1932, four workers were killed by gunfire.

One of Asia's oldest stock exchanges is in Hong Kong. Share trading in the Crown Colony dates back to 1866, and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange dates from 1891.

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