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Linking signals for summary and generalisation are used in order to lead into a brief summary of points already made in discourse.
We can use expressions like 'in a word', 'in short', 'in conclusion' or 'to sum up' for this purpose:
"The company grew from a family business to a well-established local enterprise. It built a lot of housing estates; it raised funds for the homeless in the region; and it helped war orphans to find reasonable employment, by organising regular training programmes for successful graduates. In a word, it did plenty to enhance the living standards of the local community."
For a similar ending of a trail of thoughts, other linking phrases can be used, to indicate a generalisation from points already made: 'in all', 'all in all', 'altogether', 'more generally', etc. These can actually replace the adverbials I referred to above, for example we could use 'altogether' instead of 'in a word' in the example above.
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