Furthermore, Moreover, In Addition

These transitional adverbs are used to add information to what has already been said. Note that moreover and furthermore are mainly used in a formal style. In a less formal style, we use other transitional adverbs such as what is more, on top of that, in addition and besides.

  • Mr Agarwal has already proved that he is capable of heading a large company. Furthermore, he is quite popular among his employees.
  • Laptops are getting cheaper all the time. Furthermore, their specifications are getting better.
  • More and more people are opposed to the idea of reducing legal drinking age. Moreover, there is now evidence that teens who consume alcohol are more likely to commit crimes.
  • The CEO has time and again proved that he is incapable of running the company. Moreover, he no longer enjoys the support of his subordinates.
  • They are short of food. In addition, they need clothing and shelter.
  • She borrowed my car and crashed it. On top of that she refused to pay for the repairs.
  • Why should she try to get a job in a call center? She would never manage to work shifts. Besides / in any case, she can’t speak English.

Transitional adverbs always come at the beginning of a sentence and are followed immediately by a comma. They do not become a grammatical part of the sentence. In fact, they are cohesive devices that writers employ to show how ideas flow between sentences and paragraphs.

Manjusha Nambiar

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