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Useful Essay Words and Phrases

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Useful Essay Words and Phrases

Certain words are used to link ideas and to signpost the reader the direction your line of reasoning is about to take, such as adding more emphasis, or introducing an alternative point of view.

Below is a selection of words used to link ideas, depending on the direction of your argument.

Adding more to a point already made
moreover; furthermore; again; further; what is more; in addition besides; above all; as well (as)
either; neither…nor; not only…but also; similarly; correspondingly; in the same way; indeed in fact; really; in reality, it is found that…
as for; as to; with respect to; regarding

Writing in lists
first(ly); second(ly); third(ly)
another; yet another; in addition; finally
to begin with; in the second place
moreover; additionally; also
next; then; and to conclude; lastly; finally

Putting the same idea in a different way
in other words; rather; or; better; in that case
to put it (more) simply
in view of this; with this in mind
to look at this another way

Introducing examples
that is to say; in other words
for example; for instance; namely; an example of this is
and; as follows; as in the following examples; such as; including especially; particularly; in particular; notably; chiefly; mainly; mostly

Introducing an alternative viewpointUseful Essay Words and Phrases

Certain words are used to link ideas and to signpost the reader the direction your line of reasoning is about to take, such as adding more emphasis, or introducing an alternative point of view.

Below is a selection of words used to link ideas, depending on the direction of your argument.

Adding more to a point already made
moreover; furthermore; again; further; what is more; in addition besides; above all; as well (as)
either; neither…nor; not only…but also; similarly; correspondingly; in the same way; indeed in fact; really; in reality, it is found that…
as for; as to; with respect to; regarding

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