Wednesday, May 18, 2011

discourse markers

- Introducing: First and foremost, first of all, first(ly), second(ly), third(ly), etc.
- Adding info: What is more, moreover, in addition, additionally, etc.
- Finishing a sequence: Lastly, last but not least, finally, etc.

- Contrasting: on the one hand... on the other hand; whereas; while
- Balancing: similarly, in the same way, likewise

- Conceding: It is true that, of course, obviously, evidently...
- Counter-argument: however, nevertheless, nonetheless, still...

- Generalization: Generally speaking, Broadly speaking, On the whole, In general

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