The following list represents a number of sentence starters or transitions between your ideas:

  • According to …
  • Based on the findings of … it can be argued…
  • … proposed that …
  • As explained by …
  • … states that …
  • … claims that …
  • However, … stated that …
  • … suggested …
  • … concluded that …
  • Similarly, … stated that ….
  • … for example, …
  • … agreed that …
  • Based on the ideas of …
  • … defined …. as ….
  • … relates …
  • As identified by …
  • … disputed that …
  • … contrasts …
  • With regard to … argued that …
  • … concluded that …
  • … confirmed that …
  • … argues ….
  • … highlights …
  • … demonstrates …
  • … found that …
  • … identifies …
  • … wrote that …
  • … demonstrated …
  • … also …
  • … reported ….
  • … pointed out that …
  • … maintained that …
  • … hypothesised that …
  • … expressed the opinion that …
  • … also mentioned ….
  • … asserts that ….
  • … identified …
  • … goes on to state/suggest/say
  • … emphasises
  • … challenges the idea ….
  • … showed that …
  • … explored the idea …

Adapted from:

Manalo. E., Wont_Toi, G., & Bartlett-Trafford, J. (2009). The business of writing: Written communication skills for business students (3rd ed.). Auckland: Pearson Education New Zealand.

From: http://www2.eit.ac.nz/library/ls_guides_sentencestarters.html

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