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.