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‘Moreover’

The danger of ‘Moreover’

Sometimes we rush to write ‘Moreover’ (the next point), when we haven’t finished explaining our first point.

There’s an easy solution – just avoid ‘Moreover’.

You could change it to ‘For example’ [Example/Evidence] or ‘since/as’ [Explanation] and then move on to your next point.

Compare these BEFORE and AFTER paragraphs:

BEFORE

[Point] First-world countries should focus on reducing food waste. [Point] Moreover, they could donate more to food banks.

AFTER

[Point] First-world countries should focus on reducing food waste. [Example] For example, they could donate more to food banks [So what?] so that it goes directly to those in need rather than to landfill.

Hopefully you can see that it’s much better to explain your first point thoroughly before you introduce your second point (using ‘In addition’!)

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