Good Words Use Argumentative Essay

Transitional Words/Expressions to Use in Writing

To show…Words/Expressions to Use
Similarityalso, in the same way, just as, likewise, similarly
Exception/ContrastBut, however, in spite of, on the one hand, on the other hand, nevertheless, nonetheless, notwithstanding, in contrast, on the contrary, still yet
Sequence/OrderFirst, second, third…, next, then, finally
TimeAfter, afterward, at last, before, currently, during, earlier, immediately, later, meanwhile, now, recently, simultaneously, subsequently, then
ExampleFor example, for instance, namely, specifically, to illustrate
EmphasisEven, indeed, in fact, of course, truly, without question, clearly,
Place/PositionAbove, adjacent, below, beyond, here, in front, in back, nearby, there
Cause and EffectAccordingly, consequently, hence, so, therefore, thus
Additional Support or EvidenceAdditionally, again, also, and, as well, besides, equally important, further, furthermore, in addition, moreover, then
Conclusion/SummaryFinally, in a word, in brief, briefly, in conclusion, in the end, in the final analysis, on the whole, thus, to conclude, to summarize, in sum, to sum up, in summary

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Useful Phrases for Writing Argumentative Essays

To list arguments in the main body: In the first place, First of all, To start with, To begin with, Firstly, Secondly, Thirdly, Finally, In addition (to this), Furthermore, Moreover, Besides, last but not least

Presenting arguments for: The main/first/most important advantage of ..., One major advantage of ..., A further advantage ..., One/Another/An additional advantage of ..., One point of view in favour of ..., It is often suggested/believed/argued that ..., Some/Many people suggest/feel/argue that ..., Some/Many people are in favour of/are convinced that ...,

Presenting arguments against: One major disadvantage of ..., The main/most important disadvantage/drawback of ..., One/Another/An additional disadvantage of ..., One point/argument against ..., Some/Many people are against ...,

Presenting examples, causes and results: for example/instance, such as, like, in particular,therefore, for this reason, because, as, since, as a result,

To add more points to the same topic: what is more, furthermore, also, in addition to, besides, apart from this/that, not to mention the fact that, etc.

To make contrasting points: on the other hand, however, despite/in spite of (the fact), while, nevertheless, even though, although, it can be argued that, one can argue that, etc.

To conclude: to conclude/sum up, all in all, all things considered, in conclusion, on the whole, taking everything into account, taking all this into account/consideration, above all, as was previously stated, etc.

Useful Phrases for Writing Opinion Essays

To list points: In the first place, first of all, to start with, in the first place, etc.

To add more points: what is more, another major reason, also, furthermore, moreover, in addition to, besides, apart from this, not to mention the fact that, etc.

To introduce conflicting viewpoints: It is argued that, people argue that, opponents of this view say, there are people who oppose, etc.

To express opinion: I believe, In my opinion, I think, In my view, I strongly believe, etc.

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