Word Lists

3 Jul

As I mentioned in that post that I just reblogged (and really the premise for this blog), I need to improve my writing. I think I need to mostly improve my grammar, but after reading that post I realised I also need to bring more words into my writing. The verb list that Inger gave is very nice, but strikes me as a bit humanities based to be of much use to me. Here (wordList and below) is an list of words that an old office mate had cannibalised from various writing hint documents.

Similar

  • Again
  • Another
  • Likewise
  • Finally
  • Furthermore
  • in addition (to)
  • Next
  • Similarly
  • First, Second, etc.
  • One … another
  • Besides
  • Also,
  • Moreover
  • Last

Focus

  • After all
  • Especially
  • Indeed
  • Particularly
  • In other words
  • In particular
  • Specifically
  • That is

Comparison

  • Also
  • As well (as)
  • By comparison
  • Correspondingly
  • In the same way
  • Similarly
  • In a similar way
  • Comparingly
  • Analogously
  • Likewise
  • By the same token

Time

  • Earlier
  • In the beginning
  • Prior
  • Initially
  • Immediately
  • As soon as
  • In the meantime
  • Subsequently
  • Next
  • After
  • At length
  • Finally
  • At the same time
  • As soon as
  • At first
  • Before
  • Previously
  • Then
  • During
  • Meanwhile
  • Until
  • Before long
  • Later
  • Afterward
  • Eventually
  • Soon
  • Now

Conclusion

  • As a result
  • Consequently
  • In conclusion
  • Hence
  • Ergo
  • The [case] shows
  • The [case] illustrates
  • As a consequence
  • Thus
  • Therefore
  • So
  • it follows
  • the [case] demonstrates
  • In summary

Limitation

  • Admittedly
  • Granted
  • One exception is
  • Naturally
  • Of course
  • Translate to
  • Albeit
  • Although
  • it is conceded
  • Certainly

Contrast

  • Instead
  • Yet
  • Nevertheless
  • Except
  • in constrast
  • Even though
  • However
  • Although
  • On the one hand –  On the other hand
  • Despite
  • Nonetheless
  • Notwithstanding
  • With the exception of
  • On the contrary
  • Contradictory
  • Whereas
  • Meanwhile

Result

  • As
  • Because
  • Thus
  • Since
  • Consequently
  • Resultingly
  • Accordingly
  • Therefore
  • Due to
  • Hence
  • Then
  • So
  • Subsequently
  • As a result
  • On account

Example

  • As a demonstration
  • For example
  • One such case is
  • Specifcally
  • Thus,
  • The case can be exemplified by
  • For instance,
  • Namely
  • As an illustration
  • In particular,
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  1. How to create ‘authoritative voice’ in your writing | I like stuff - 4 July, 2013

    […] I'm getting a fair bit of traffic to this post: I blogged about another list of words I like to use here, the pdf is here […]

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