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What is the main idea of this passage?

What is the main idea of this passage?

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A. Many people believed that Tudor’s idea was ridiculous
B. Tudor was able to implement an unusual idea successfully
C. Ice was not available in some areas of the world in the early nineteenth century
D. The ice that Tudor shipped was superior in quality to other available ice.
Asked by Elijah, Last updated: Dec 18, 2018

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R. Hazlewood

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R. HazlewoodSenior Executive, MBA, Louisville
Senior Executive, MBA, Louisville

Answered on Dec 18, 2018

You can expect to answer a question about main idea when you are taking a test in a reading, literature or English class. That is a common question to ask the participants. It is important to know the main idea of a story, text or selection.

The main idea is what the entire story, text or selection is about. Sometimes, people get the main idea wrong because they are focusing on the minor details. These details whether they are main details or minor details support the main idea, but they are not the main idea.

In the story, the main idea is that Tudor was able to implement an unusual idea successfully. The details in the story would support this main idea.

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John Smith

John Smith

Answered on Sep 09, 2016

Tudor was able to implement an unusual idea successfully-the first sentence of the first paragraph mentions one unusual type of trade, the first sentence of the second paragraph states that frederick tudor came up with the idea, the first sentence of the third paragraph states that tudors idea was ridiculed, and the first sentence of the last paragraph states that tudor kept working to improve his techniques. the first sentence of each paragraph generally provides clues as to the subject, topic, title, or main idea of a passage. from the first sentences of the paragraphs of this passage, it can be determined that tudor was able to implement an unusual idea successfully. answer b is therefore the best answer to this question.
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