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|
|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|
If you are writing an Essay, you might also find this language useful:
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.