Useful Sentences for Essay Writing (Must learn!)

 

Factual essay writing can be difficult for intermediate and poor students. To make coherent sentences and produce a decent essay may be a hard task. Teachers therefore should drill and familiarize  students with sentences which can be widely and commonly used in their essay.
Below are some of the basic sentences which students can use in writing essay:

(i) Beginning of each paragraph
1.As far as …is concerned  
2.It goes without saying that…
3.It can be said with certainty that… 
4.As the proverb says,
5.It has to be noticed that… 
6.It's generally recognized that…
7.It's likely that … 
8.It's hardly that… 
9.It's hardly too much to say that…
10.What calls for special attention is that…
11.There's no denying the fact that…
12.Nothing is more important than the fact that..
13.what's far more important is that…

(ii) To join sentences
1.A case in point is …
2.As is often the case…
3.As stated in the previous paragraph
4.But the problem is not so simple.Therefore
5.But it's a pity that…
6.For all that… In spite of the fact...
7.Further, we hold opinion that… 
8.However , the difficulty lies in…
9.Similarly, we should pay attention to…
10.not(that)…but(that)…
11.In view of the present station.
12.As has been mentioned above…
13.In this respect, we may as well (say)
14.However, we have to look at the other side of the coin, that is…
  
(iii) Closing / Conclusion

1.I will conclude by saying…
2.Therefore, we have the reason to believe that…
3.All things considered,总而言之  It may be safely said that…
4.Therefore, in my opinion, it's more advisable…
5.From what has been discussed above, we may safely draw the conclusion that…
6.The data/statistics/figures lead us to the conclusion that…
7.It can be concluded from the discussion that…
8.From my point of view, it would be better if…

 (iv) Giving examples
1.Let's take…to illustrate this.
2.let's take the above chart as an example to illustrate this.
3.Here is one more example.
4.Take … for example.
5.The same is true of…
6.This offers a typical instance of…
7.We may quote a common example of…8.Just think of…
 
(v)To quote / relate
1.Some people think that … 有些人认为…To be frank, I can not agree with their opinion for the reasons below.
2.For years, … has been seen as …, but things are quite different now.
3.I believe the title statement is valid because…
4.I cannot entirely agree with the idea that … I believe…
5.My argument for this view goes as follows.
6.Along with the development of…, more and more…
7.There is a long-running debate as to whether…
8.It is commonly/generally/widely/ believed /held/accepted/recognized that…
9.As far as I am concerned, I completely agree with the former/ the latter.
10.Before giving my opinion, I think it is essential to look at the argument of both sides.


 (vi) To compare / differentiate 
1.A is completely / totally / entirely different from B.
2.A and B are different in some/every way / respect / aspect.
3.A and B differ in…
4.A differs from B in…
5.The difference between A and B is/lies in/exists in…
6.Compared with/In contrast to/Unlike A, B…
7.A…, on the other hand,/in contrast,/while/whereas B…
8.While it is generally believed that A …, I believe B…
9.Despite their similarities, A and B are also different.
10.Both A and B … However, A…; on the other hand, B…
11.The most striking difference is that A…, while B…
 
(vii)To list several ideas/ give examples
1.There are several reasons for…, but in general, they come down to three major ones.
2.There are many factors that may account for…, but the following are the most typical ones.
3.Many ways can contribute to solving this problem, but the following ones may be most effective.
4.Generally, the advantages can be listed as follows.
5.The reasons are as follows.
 
(viii)Reasons-Consequences
1.Because/Since we read the book, we have learned a lot.
2.If we read the book, we would learn a lot.
3.We read the book; as a result / therefore / thus / hence / consequently / for this reason / because of this, we've learned a lot.
4.As a result of /Because of/Due to/Owing to reading the book, we've learned a lot.
5.The cause of/reason for/overweight is eating too much.
6.Overweight is caused by/due to/because of eating too much.
7.The effect/consequence/result of eating too much is overweight.
8.Eating too much causes/results in/leads to overweight. 吃太多导致超重。
 
(ix)Beginning/ Introduction
1.There are different opinions among people as to ____ .Some people suggest that ____.
2.There is an old saying______.It“s the experience of our forefathers,however,it is correct in many cases even today.
3.Today, ____, which have brought a lot of harms in our daily life.First, ____ Second,____.What makes things worse is that______.
4.Nowadays,it is common to ______.Many people like ______ because ______.Besides,______.
5.Everything has two sides and ______ is not an exception,it has both advantages and disadvantages.
6.People's opinions about ______ vary from person to person.Some people say that ______.To them,_____.
7.Man is now facing a big problem ______ which is becoming more and more serious.
8.______ has become a hot topic among people,especially among the young and heated debates are right on their way.
9.______ has been playing an increasingly important role in our day-to-day life.it has brought us a lot of benefits but has created some serious problems as well.
10.According to the figure/number/statistics/percentages in the /chart/bar graph/line/graph,it can be seen that______ while. Obviously,______,but why?
 
(v) Beginning for body ( content)
1.On the contrary,there are some people in favor of ___.At the same time,they say____.
2.But I don”t think it is a very good way to solve ____.For example,____.Worst of all,___.
3.______is necessary and important to our country“s development and construction.First,______.What”s more, _____.Most important of all,______.
4.There are several measures for us to adopt.First, we can______
5.Confronted with______,we should take a series of effective measures to______.For one thing,______For another,______
6.It is high time that something was done about it.For example._____.In addition._____.All these measures will certainly______.
7.Why______? The first reason is that ______.The second reason is ______.The third is ______.For all this, the main cause of ______due to ______.
8.However, just like everything has both its good and bad sides, ______also has its own disadvantages, such as ______.
9.Nonetheless, I believe that ______is more advantageous.
10.I fully agree with the statement that ______ because______.
 
(vi) Closure
1.As far as I am concerned, I agree with the latter opinion to some extent.I think that ____.
2.In a word, the whole society should pay close attention to the problem of ______.Only in this way can ______in the future.
3.But ______and ______have their own advantages.For example, _____, while_____. Comparing this with that, however, I prefer to______.
4.Personally, I believe that_____. Consequently, I'm confident that a bright future is awaiting us because______.
5.With the development of society, ______.So it's urgent and necessary to ____.If every member is willing to contribute himself to the society, it will be better and better.
6.For my part, I think it reasonable to_____.Only in this way can you _____.
7.In my opinion, I think it necessary to____.The reasons are as follows.First _____.Second ______.Last but not least,______.
8.It is difficult to say whether _____is good or not in general as it depends very much on the situation of______.However, from a personal point of view find______.
9.From what has been discussed above, we may reasonably arrive at the conclusion that____.
10.If we can not take useful means, we may not control this trend, and some undesirable result may come out unexpectedly, so what we should do is_____.
 
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