Recognising topicalising phrases
Purpose: The following exercise helps you to make sure that you can recognise 'topicalising phrases',
which can improve the flow and coherence of your texts by providing topical links between sentences.
Remember, a topicalising phrase is a prepositional phrase at the beginning of the sentence which contains 'old' or 'given' information.
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Estimated time: 15-25 minutes.
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