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Definition and examples of a general term:


Here is an example of how to substitute a general term for a list of items in order to summarize this sentence:

details: "John bought some milk, bread, fruit, cheese, potato chips, butter, hamburger and buns."

general term: "John bought some groceries."


Here is an example of how to substitute a general term for a list of events in order to summarize this passage:

details: "A lot of children came and brought presents. They played games and blew bubbles at each other. A magician came and showed them some magic. Later Jennifer opened her presents and blew out the candles on her cake."

general term: "Jennifer had a birthday party."


Here is another example of how to substitute a general term for a list of events tin order to summarize this passage:

details: "Jennifer did the arithmetic problems. Then she did the five-page reading assignment for social studies. Finally she studied ths spelling list for the test."

general term: "Jennifer did her homework."


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