Phrases for use in Directed Writing.

Standard

You can use the following in persuasive or argumentative writing.

  • Some people think… however this is not true because…
  • It has been stated that… but this is not true because…
  • In addition it has been claimed… but this is incorrect because…
  • It would be useful to consider… In my experience…
  • What would the consequences be…?
  • What would happen if…
  • By far the best solution would be…
  • Do we really want to…
  • It is frightening to think that…
  • We need to make sure that…
  • I have no doubt at all that…
  • Imagine what would happen if…
  • How would you feel if…?
  • I am sure you will agree that…
  • There can be only one conclusion…
  • The most important aspect…
  • Sometimes…
  • On the other hand…
  • Firstly…
  • Secondly…
  • Nevertheless…
  • On balance…
  • Furthermore..
  • Moreover…
  • Despite the view that…
  • Research shows that…
  • The evidence clearly shows that…
  • Another factor to be considered is…
  • Opponents declare… but…
  • I believe…
  • I strongly believe…
  • I am certain…
  • It is clear that…
  • There is clear evidence that…
  • Having considered both sides of the argument is it clear…
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