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.
Sections in this article
Position of adverbs
Comparison of adverbs
Position of frequency adverbs
Exclamations: common errors
Common mistakes with pronouns - Part 2
Common errors with adjectives - part 1
Common errors with adjectives - part 2