On the Internet, there is no shortage of answers to the question: “What is a paragraph?” You’ll find answers from prestigious universities and on popular forums. Unfortunately, they are all wrong.
The Writing Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill defines a paragraph as “the building blocks of papers.”
Fair enough. What else would you expect from a college? But that won’t do for us. Us, web writers.
The best answer Rough Draft host Demian Farnworth could find on the Yahoo! Answers forum was: “Usually consists of more than one sentence on the same topic.”
Again. Fair enough. But here’s the web writer’s version of what a paragraph is …