You see (MARKING NEW KNOWLEDGE)

Point 5 in the category of discourse markers:

in writing, ORGANISING, MARKING NEW KNOWLEDGE, INFORMAL ‘you see’, ‘the thing is’

*Note that ‘the thing is’ is listed at B2 in the category of FOCUS. 

A search in the TLC shows that at B1 ‘the thing is’ is used, but ‘the thing is that’ starts at B2:

*We also believe conjunctions should be accepted ‘as you see’


PELIC STUDENT EXAMPLE:

As you see, the rate of female suicide dramatically decreases from 2001 to 2002.

Thai, Female, Level 3, Writing Class.