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Useful Academic Expressions & Phrases For Essay Writing

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These useful academic expressions, words, vocabulary and phrases will help you to write a top-notch essay. Writing an essay can be a challenging task. However it becomes simpler if it is divided into manageable pieces.

There are three main parts in an essay: an introduction, a body, and a conclusion.

You can easily overcome your essay writing task with these academic phrases and vocabulary for essay writing.

 

Phrases to Finish an Introduction Paragraph

In this essay, I will look at some of the arguments for
This essay will discuss different ways of …
This essay outline some of the reasons why…
Let us examine both views before reaching a concrete decision.
The following essay takes a look at both sides of the argument.

 

Vocabulary for Opinion Essay 

In my opinion,
I strongly agree with the idea that …
I strongly disagree with the idea that …
I strongly opine that…
I strongly believe that…
In my view…
As far as I am concerned…
It seems to me that…
However, I strongly believe that…
I oppose the view and my reasons will be explained in the following paragraphs.
I will support this view with arguments in the following paragraphs.
I personally believe that…
Thus the advantages far outweigh the disadvantages…

 

Useful Expressions For Listing Your Ideas

First…
First of all…
Firstly…
First and foremost…
Initially…
To begin with…
To start with…
In the first place…

On the one hand…
Second(ly)… (do not use ‘Second of all’)
Third(ly)…
Then…
Next…
After that…
And…
Again…
Also…
Besides…
Likewise…
In addition…
Consequently…
What’s more…
Furthermore…
Moreover…
Apart from that…

Finally…
Last but not the least…

 

Phrases to Show a Comparison in Your Essay

In the same way…
Likewise…
Similarly…
Like the previous point…
Similar to…
Also…
At the same time…
Just as…

 

Useful Vocabulary and Phrases to Show Contrast

On the other hand…
On the contrary…
However…
Nevertheless…/ Nonetheless…
But…
Nonetheless/ Nevertheless…
Oppositely…
Alternatively…
Unlike…
While…
Whilst…
Although…
Though…
Even though…
Despite… / In spite of…
In spite of the fact that…
Alternatively…
In contrast to this…
Then again…
On the other hand…
Despite the fact that…
Even so…
Yet…
Meanwhile…

Vocabulary For Expressing Condition

If…
Provided that…
Because of that…
For this reason…
Unless…
Providing that…
So that…
In case…
Whether…

 

Phrases for Expressing Certainty in Your Essay

Certainly…
Definitely…
No doubt…
Of course…
Doubtlessly…
Without any doubt…
Undoubtedly…

 

Vocabulary for Adding Further Information

In addition…
And…
Moreover…
Similarly…
Furthermore…
Also…
As well as…
Besides…
Even…
Too…
What’s more…
Again…
In a similar fashion…
Likewise…

 

Expressions for Agreement & Disagreement in Your Essay

While writing your essay, as a writer you are required to show whether you agree & disagree or partially agree with a given statement or opinion.

Vocabulary for Expressing Agreement

I strongly agree…
I completely agree that…
I totally agree with the given idea that…
I agree with the opinion that…
I am quite inclined to the opinion that…
I accept that…
I accept the fact that…
I am in agreement…
I consent that…

 

Vocabulary for Expressing Disagreement

I disagree with the opinion that…
I strongly disagree…
I completely disagree with…
I totally disagree with the given idea that…
I disagree with the statement…
I quite oppose the opinion that…
I disapprove that…
I totally do not accept the fact that…
My own opinion contradicts…
I disagree with the group of people…
However, my opinion is different from…

Vocabulary for Expressing Partial Agreement

To some extent…
In a way…
I agree with the given statement to some extent…
Up to a point, I agree…
More or less…
So to speak…

 

Essay Writing Expressions PDF

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