First, I'm not sure if this is the subforum to put this, but let's hope so. Just now I was commenting on someone's post who told me I meant paragraph instead of alinea. That made me check the definitions online. To my surprise, it was different than I thought it was, and s/he was right. But I still can't find a solid definition that really tells me what the words mean. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I always thought of the following text structure: Letters => words => lines => alinea's => alinea groups => paragraphs (mini-chapters) => chapters => (higher order) In this, alineas are lines that are all connected, and when you start a new line (Press ENTER) you start a new alinea. I thought that you started a new alinea group when you left blank space. I thought that a paragraph was a small chapter-like piece of text with a title and all. At least, that's the dutch version they taught me at university (alinea, alineagroep, paragraaf). Can anyone tell me exactly how it is in english (and if there's a difference between UK and USA?). Thanks.