Writing Essay vocabulary

Expressing personal opinions:

  • In my opinion, …
  • Personally, I think that …
  • It seems to me that …
  • I must admit that …
  • I believe/suppose that …
  • I cannot deny that …
  • As I see it, …
  • As far as I’m concerned, …
  • I would argue that …
  • I’d like to point out that …
  • In my experience, …

Very strong opinions:

  • I am sure that …
  • I am convinced that …
  • I am certain that …

Example: I would argue that computers are rather beneficial for kids.

 

Proving your arguments

  • to attest, …
  • to prove, …
  • this (fact) is attested/proven by …
  • this (fact) is evidenced by …
  • this (fact) is testified by …
  • this (fact) is endorsed/supported by…
  • this (evidence) establishes that …

Example: Consuming moderate amounts of sweets can be good for health. This is evidenced by a number of cases when people improved their health conditions by eating chocolate.

 

Expressing general point of view:

  • It is (generally) claimed that …
  • It is (generally) said that …
  • It is (generally) thought that …
  • It is (generally) considered that …
  • A common opinion is that …
  • A popular belief is that …

Example: It is considered that rigorous diets are very unhealthy.

 

Outlining facts

  • The fact is that …
  • It is obvious that …
  • It is clear that …
  • There is no doubt that …
  • This proves that …

Example: It is obvious that deforestation has no positive effects.

 

Generalizing

  • Generally speaking, …
  • On the whole, …
  • Typically, …
  • By and large …

Example: Generally speaking, smoking is a bad habit.

 

Giving examples

  • For example, …
  • For instance, …
  • A good illustration of this is …
  • Evidence for this is provided by …
  • We can see this when …

Example: A lot of wild animals are endangered. Evidence for this is proved by decreasing number of species.

Concluding

  • To summarise, …
  • In conclusion, …
  • Overall, …
  • On balance, …
  • Taking everything into consideration, …

Example: Overall, no parents should neglect their children.

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