Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Essays, with examples from different disciplines. Try the tasks to practise working with some of them.

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Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Essays, with examples. Here is some information about the way the information is shown.

Here are some groups of words that commonly occur in Essays, with examples from different disciplines. Click on Instructions for more information about the format.

Try the tasks below to practise working with some of these word groups.

Reporting Verbs in Essays

 
He + reporting verb Examples

Making Claims in Essays

it can/could/should be argued/suggested/claimed … that Examples
it should be noted/ remembered/ pointed out that Examples

Reaching Conclusions in Essays

 
it can/could be assumed/inferred/concluded ... Examples

Linking Expressions

 
as a result of Examples
at the same time Examples
due to the fact that Examples
on the basis of Examples
on the other hand Examples
to the extent that Examples

 

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Task 1

Look at the examples of making claims in essays from Sketch Engine. Try to distinguish between "it can be argued/claimed/suggested" and "it should be noted/remembered". Choose the correct expression.

Exercise

Task 2

Look at the examples of concluding expressions from Sketch Engine. Drag the words around to make complete concluding sentences.

Exercise

Task 3

Look at the examples of linking expressions from Sketch Engine. Choose the correct linking expression to fit in the examples given.

Exercise

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