Q: Are paragraphs usually an expected part of formal writing? ¶
A: Yes, and used to organize longer prose.
Q: Is a paragraph to mark a pause? ¶
A: Yes, and setting the paragraph apart from what precedes it.
Q: Is a paragraph preceded by a title or subhead? ¶
A: Yes, and the indent is superfluous and can therefore be omitted.
Q: Is a paragraph the last line in a column or page? ¶
A: Yes, or when the last line of a paragraph is the first line of a new column or page.
Q: Are paragraphs commonly numbered using the decimal system? ¶
A: Yes, where the integral part of the decimal represents the number of the chapter and the fractional parts are arranged in each chapter in order of magnitude.
Q: Are paragraphs the subject of considerable stylistic debate? ¶
Q: Are paragraphs a line break followed by an initial at the beginning of the next paragraph? ¶