“Ask Betty’s” words that signal elaboration

Speaking of elaboration in paragraphs, Ask Betty lists three expressions that tell your reader you are elaborating your point:

  • in other words
  • to put it simply
  • that is to say

AND SEE:
The “T.E.E.” formula for paragraphs and the exit exam
An exemplary paragraph by Frank D’Angelo
Terrific explanation of a stand-alone paragraph
NV’s perfect paragraph

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