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This is a short and simple grammar point on the linking signals for reformulation purposes. Can you remember of any situation when you had to explain your words or modify your words by putting them in other words?
This is called reformulation and is used to make our ideas clearer to the reader. We can introduce this by using an adverbial like 'in other words', 'rather', 'better':
"During a job interview, be natural, in other words, be yourself."
"She decided, or rather they decided to buy the house by the beach."
In spoken discussion the following can also be used: 'What I mean is…', or 'What I’m saying is…'.
As from next time, we’ll start looking into how clauses and sentences are linked together. Until then, please familiarise yourselves with the expressions we’ve learnt so far, as they are going to help you a lot in your writing.
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