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Hello. So this week I have to write an essay for my English class. I have never really written a general statement and I need help making one. You probably have read the novel And then there were none by Agatha Christie. I will have to write a general statement on someone’s guilt in the novel. Any examples of general statement?

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    Hello,

    A general statement represents a large idea. It does not describe in detail a particular event. It can summarize it though and mention the main truth.

    To have a better idea, let's compare it to a specific statement. The specific statement will give details or evidence to support the general fact.

    For example, “She is a dancer.” is a general statement, it needs further explanation. Whereas “She has been a hip hop dancer for 15 years and makes a living out of it.” is more specific.

    You can find general statements in nonfiction, history, psychology, critical essay, polemic, poetry:

    Success is counted sweetest

    By those who ne'er succeed.

    (Emily Dickinson)

    Philosophy:

    To philosophize is to learn how to die.

    (Karl Jaspers)

    Advertising:

    Things go better with Coke!

    (Lydon, M., 2012)

    The author knows how to make a point just by one sentence.

    If you have other questions, do not hesitate!