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  • Noun

conclusion

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I was not happy when I reached the conclusion or final part of The Hobbit because I didn’t want it to end! Sometimes I’m happy when I reach the conclusion or end of a book because the book wasn’t all that great, but there are just some books that are so good. I’m glad that the movies of The Hobbit came out, but I didn’t like it when I saw the conclusion or last part of those either since they were also so exciting. To make things better, I’ve begun to write a really good book with no conclusion or ending part at all which will take care of this problem once and for all.

Quiz: What is a conclusion?

  • It is the last part of the day right before you go to bed for the night.
  • It is the part of a book where you stop reading on a given day.
  • It is the point of something past which there is no more.

Memory Hook
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Conch Shell Illusion I've reached the conclusion that conch shells are but an illusion, and so soon will all disappear since they never really existed in the first place!

Examples
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  • But by 9:00 A.M. I had pretty much come to the conclusion that Ob had overslept not because he had made a mistake but because deep down he was finished. —Missing May
  • I wanted a conclusion to the story. —Moon Over Manifest

Word Ingredients
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con- thoroughly
clus shut, closed
-ion act, state, or result of doing something

The conclusion of something, such as a play or a book, is that part which has “thoroughly closed,” that is, its “end.”

Word Theater
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HowCast: How to Write a Conclusion How to write a good conclusion to a paper.
Conclusion

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Conclusion

Word Variants
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conclude v to end or finish; figure out