Firstly | Secondly | Finally | Actually ,

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 to organising the ideas in a text.

Here we do a search in iWeb corpus for

. _R ,

1 . HOWEVER , 2766869
2 . ALSO , 705751
3 . SO , 661814
4 . NOW , 367181
5 . THEREFORE , 322268
6 . INSTEAD , 299474
7 . THEN , 284991
8 . ADDITIONALLY , 270679
9 . UNFORTUNATELY , 261850
10 . THUS , 246490
11 . FINALLY , 216695
12 . WELL , 212120
13 . AGAIN , 196715
14 . TODAY , 190162
15 . FURTHERMORE , 183912
16 . MOREOVER , 167331
17 . STILL , 153125
18 . INDEED , 143149
19 . MEANWHILE , 126679
20 . OTHERWISE , 119167
21 . HERE , 110723
22 . SIMILARLY , 99036
23 . SURE , 94663
24 . YET , 93918
25 . NEVERTHELESS , 89720
26 . ANYWAY , 88350
27 . FORTUNATELY , 87499
28 . ALTERNATIVELY , 84292
29 . OVERALL , 78493
30 . FURTHER , 74402
31 . CURRENTLY , 72690
32 . RATHER , 71875
33 . SOMETIMES , 65286
34 . HENCE , 63787
35 . BASICALLY , 63060
36 . LIKEWISE , 62269
37 . CONSEQUENTLY , 58895
38 . ACTUALLY , 58037
39 . OBVIOUSLY , 57740
40 . GENERALLY , 57063
41 . BESIDES , 56920
42 . SPECIFICALLY , 56502
43 . LUCKILY , 55499
44 . LATER , 55239
45 . TYPICALLY , 54189
46 . EVENTUALLY , 52347
47 . PERSONALLY , 48521
48 . ULTIMATELY , 47542
49 . OFTEN , 45673
50 . SADLY , 45089
51 . SECONDLY , 40848
52 . USUALLY , 40799
53 . RECENTLY , 40656
54 . THERE , 40404
55 . LASTLY , 40045 (B2)
56 . NONETHELESS , 39687
57 . TOGETHER , 39342
58 . INTERESTINGLY , 38476
59 . THANKFULLY , 38404
60 . ACCORDINGLY , 38196
61 . PREVIOUSLY , 35191
62 . CONVERSELY , 32747
63 . IDEALLY , 32376
64 . HOPEFULLY , 30763
65 . APPARENTLY , 30059
66 . HONESTLY , 28518
67 . OK , 27925
68 . NATURALLY , 27766
69 . ESSENTIALLY , 27250
70 . FIRSTLY , 26769
71 . REGARDLESS , 26295
72 . CLEARLY , 26259
73 . SERIOUSLY , 26137
74 . OKAY , 25326
75 . NORMALLY , 25147
76 . INITIALLY , 21332
77 . IRONICALLY , 20235
78 . REALLY , 20153
79 . SUDDENLY , 19514
80 . AFTERWARDS , 18207
81 . CERTAINLY , 17487
82 . PLEASE , 16656
83 . SOON , 16565
84 . OCCASIONALLY , 15816
85 . NOWADAYS , 15036
86 . FRANKLY , 14964
87 . HISTORICALLY , 14853
88 . SURPRISINGLY , 14676
89 . TRADITIONALLY , 14124
90 . BELOW , 13625
91 . INSIDE , 13525
92 . SUBSEQUENTLY , 12556
93 . WHY , 11752
94 . IMPORTANTLY , 11549
95 . SOMEHOW , 10917
96 . PERHAPS , 10375
97 . ORIGINALLY , 10182
98 . NOTABLY , 9956
99 . INCIDENTALLY , 9710
100 . ADMITTEDLY , 9653


*Even though ‘actually’ is in the English Grammar Profile examples, it seems odd that it falls into the same kind of ‘listing’ adverbs.

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