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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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    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)


    To philosophize is to learn how to die.

    (Karl Jaspers)


    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!