Expansion of ideas in English

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Expansion of ideas in English


We will see here what is an expansion of idea and its format with an explanation and sample topic for your understanding.

Expansion of ideas in English

Expansion of ideas is very important writing skill in English. First, we will see what is an expansion of ideas.

What is the expansion of ideas?

Elaboration of an idea in a paragraph form is the expansion of idea.

We can explain the given idea in some paragraphs.

What is a paragraph?

A series of connected sentences developing a topic sentence is a paragraph.

Format of Expansion of ideas

We can divide the topic of expansion of ideas in three parts as follows.


2)Introductory paragraph

3)Core content

4)Concluding paragraph

Now we will see these three points in detail


Write the title of your given topic in the middle of the line in bold letters.

2)How to write an introductory paragraph

Introductory para includes a topic sentence that is a subject or proposition or statement expressed in a sentence. It is always brief and gives the central theme of the topic.

You should understand symbolism and idea and meaning .focus on words and expression of thoughts for giving the hidden meaning of the given idea.

You should evaluate and interpret the given idea in your introductory paragraph.

3)How to write core content

The core content is the most important, creative and demonstrative part of your expansion of ideas.

Find and understand the importance, give examples and anecdotes, experiences and personal examples.

Maintain unity and clarity of thoughts.

Maintain a logical link between two points and use discourse markers if needed.

Each point should support the central idea.

Maintain proper proportion of space as more important ideas-more space and less important ideas- less space.

Don’t use too many ideas.

4)How to write a concluding paragraph

End your topic with strong and relevant points.

You can use a similar meaning proverb in it such as Tit for tat- use ‘As you sow, so you reap.

This is the proper explanation of the format of expansion of ideas.

Now we will see the sample topic for the expansion of ideas.

Sample topic for the expansion of ideas.

Expand the idea inherent in the following proverb.

Proverb- A bad workman blames his tools.

If any workman lacks skills for any particular job then he blames his tools and makes excuses of bad tools but actually, the workman is bad. He is not ready to accept the fact that he does not have certain skills or in spite of having skills he is not using them in the proper manner.

This proverb is applicable in all sectors of our life. Ag good and skilled person will find the right opportunities for him or even create some by using his skills. But a person without skills or fewer skills will never accept his shortcomings and always come up with excuses or blame other factors for his lack of skills. He will not accept his laziness or lack of an ability to take the right decision. So he will always blame the external factors instead of improving his skills.

Finally, we can say that it is not of much importance that you have the best tools or ideal situations but how you use them for producing the best result is more important than blaming others. For such persons, we can say that ‘Bad dancer blames the floor’.

This is a sample expansion of idea.


We can say that expansion of ideas is An elaboration of an idea in a paragraph form.

There are four parts of the format of expansion of ideas. They are as follows.


2)Introductory paragraph

3)Core content

4)Concluding paragraph

We can study them properly from the above explanation and make our topic impressive without blaming any external factors as mentioned in the proverb ‘Bad workman blames his tools’

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Dipak D. Jagtap: Always the learner.Having spent 16 years in English language training, its time now to reach the world to learn more and to share my experience and practices....
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