Useful expressions for writing

Below are useful expressions that can help you in your writing task .They can make your paragraph / essay look more coherent and logical .The expressions include :

  • Defining
  • listing and sequencing
  • Addition
  • Giving examples and explaining
  • cause and effect
  • concessions and contrast
  • conclusion
  • giving opinion
  • agreeing / disagreeing
  • Expressing certainty
  • Expressing uncertainty / doubt
  • Making comparison

 

useful expressing for writing

Functions Expressions
Defining
  • ………………….is defined as / can be defined /is considered
  • …………………..is one of the most / greatest / the best
  • ……………………is a matter / an issue / a phenomenon / problem
listing and sequencing
  • First / to begin with / next / then / after that /
    then / finally / last , but not least
  • the first reason , advantage , disadvantage , cause ,
    consequence , effect is……./ Another reason…….
Addition
  • also / too / in addition to / besides / moreover /
    furthermore / not only …but also…
Giving examples and explaining
  • For example / as / for instance / in other words / that is to say / such as
cause and effect
  • Because / because of / due to / due to the fact that /… consequently /as a consequence / as a result
concessions and contrast
  • but / however / on the one hand ……..on the other hand …./ in spite of / despite / yet / although / even though / on
    the contrary / whereas
conclusion
  • in conclusion / to conclude / to sum up / all in all/ in summary /
giving opinion
  • In my opinion / in my view / from my point of view /for me / I think / I believe / as I think / as I see / It seems to me /I strongly believe that… /To my mind… /I feel that…
agreeing / disagreeing
  • I agree / I share the same point of view / I stand on the same view
  • I disagree / I don’t agree / I don’t share the same view as ….
Expressing certainty
  • certainly / definitely / undoubtedly
Expressing uncertainty / doubt
  • Uncertainly / doubtfully / perhaps / may be / possibly / probably
Making comparison
  • both …………and……………are……..
  • …………is……….but……….is……….
  • as………..as……………

 

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