DISCOURSE MARKERS

  • A discourse marker is a word or phrase that organizes written or spoken communication into parts.

time and sequencing adverbs

There are a few overlapping points in the category of ADVERBS as modifiers at A2. Point 25: SEQUENCING: a limited range of adverbs and adverb phrases (‘first’, ‘then’, ‘after that’) to order segments of discourse. Point 33: time and sequencing adverbs to modify clauses and sentences. The examples for point 33 need to be looked …

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On the + contrary | other hand | one hand

B1 Point 4 in the category of discourse markers is defined: in writing ORGANISING – range of phrases to introduce contrasting statements. The English Grammar Profile uses two examples, both of which clash against the English Vocabulary Profile: *’on the (other|one) hand’.   ‘On the contrary’ We have accidentally double posted this topic.  The other page …

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As for myself

Point 119 in PRONOUNS/reflexive is defined as: ‘as for myself’ as a discourse marker to introduce or focus on a personal opinion. FOR EXAMPLE: As for myself, I have some ideas about where we went wrong this time, and one day I may call on you once more. listen     TechRaptor As for myself, I am an artist in the loosest possible definition of the word; that is to say, I make art. 16 Dec 2020 A search in iWeb corpus for: . As …

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Firstly | Secondly | Finally | Actually ,

Point 49 in ADVERBs/as modifiers is defined as: adverbs as discourse markers to organise text. (position) For example: Finally, I just take a rest. PELIC STUDENT: Arabic, Male, level 3, writing class Although the title of this post lists only 4 examples that are found in the EGP examples, there are many more one could manually locate that relate …

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LINKING ADVERBS / SUBORDINATING CONJUNCTIONS

Point 19 in A2 ADVERBS as modifiers is defined as: LINKING limited range of adverbs (‘also’, ‘so’, ‘however’) to show a relationship between two clauses or sentences. The EGP examples: I_PPIS1 also_RR bought_VVD ,_, so_CS I_PPIS1 decided_VVD However_RR ,_, the_AT clothes_NN2 were_VBDR cheap_JJ ._. Point in 2 A2 DISCOURSE MARKERS is: ‘so‘ to summarise, usually …

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introduce a comparison

Point 10 in DISCOURSE MARKERS in writing is defined as: a range of phrases as discourse markers to introduce a comparison. There are three examples of these in the English Grammar Profile.   Similarly Collocates of ‘Similarly‘ (word ranking: 2809) in the COCA corpus: situate, price, size, equip, treat, affect, dress, behave, respectively, configure, dramatic and it is very Academic.   TechNewsWorld Tech’s Role …

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summarising phrases

Point 9 in the category of DISCOURSE MARKERS in writing is defined as: range of phrases as discourse markers to summarise. (Note ‘therefore’ is B1 in EVP) IWeb search for ‘Thus|Consequently|Hence|Therefore’ + collocates up to 4 spaces to the right: 1 THEREFORE 1633873 1 RECOMMENDED 4764 2 ESSENTIAL 4561 2 THUS 1485858 (1 FAR 82646) …

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