Transition + Paragraph Type

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Different Types of Paragraph
Descriptive paragraph:
A descriptive paragraph has sentences that work together to present a single, clear picture (description) of a person, a place, a thing, an event, or an idea.
Descriptive paragraphs let the reader touch, taste, see, hear and smell what you are describing. The reader should feel as if they can see what you are describing clearly. You want to paint a picture as you write the descriptive paragraph.
Samples of descriptive paragraphs:

Sample 1
My friend, Andrew, is really weird. First of all, he is only twenty four years old, but he dresses as if he is living in 1950, instead of 2009. He combs his hair completely slicked back, and his clothes are always too small for him, but he seems to never notice. His teeth are also never clean, and his breath is horrible. He thinks he is cool, but he repulses women. One day he tried flirting with a girl, and she ran from him. In addition, he eats the weirdest foods. For example, the other day, he brought over a hardboiled egg and mixed it with peanut butter. Andrew also has the loudest and most embarrassing laugh, and he laughs at things that no one else thinks is funny. For instance, one day he told a joke that no one found funny, but he started laughing at his own joke and loud, which made other people turn around. Furthermore, he has the most ridiculous accent; he was born in America, and his parents were born in America, and none of his relatives have accents. In addition, he likes to take walks by himself at 10:00 P.M., and not for exercise; he says "these walks are just to see what is going on around the neighborhood." Andrew also never speaks when too many people are around; he just sits there and stares at everybody, making other people uncomfortable. Andrew is definitely weird, but he is a good person to me, and that is why he is my friend.
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