The paragraph i wrote for last week's lesson (repeated below) is structured in the following way: 1 topic sentence 2 firstly 3 example 4 secondly 5 finally i think this is a good way to organise a paragraph however, it's best not to use the same structure twice in one essay. Re: is there any alternative to first, secondly,thirdly i have noticed this is bullet pointing with firstly,secondly, thirdly etc seems to be quite common in non natives essays it isn't how i would make my points. In other words, if we do a rough calculation, for every 22 writers in the uk, about 12 of them will use firstly while the other 10 will use first of all -- that is almost half-half 21 of them will use secondly to talk about the next point, that's almost all of them (of course, otherwise, why would they want to say first of all or firstly if they do not have a second point) 6 of them will continue using thirdly whereas only 1 of them will use fourthly. Academic research & usage: firstly, secondly, thirdly, even fourthly sounds right, but what about fifthly and sixthly.
Thirdly, it is important to understand all the features of a particular preferred issue [ globe and mail ] thirdly, there is the worry that col gaddafi will defeat the rebellion or remain in power in tripoli in a divided libya. Firstly, secondly, thirdly, etc thank you for the prompt response and feedback however, i thought that using linkers at the beginning of each sentence would make my essay more cohesive. I get the feeling many speakers (americans in particular) don't much like firstly, secondly lastly , but if you're determined not to simply number the paragraphs 1, 2, 3, 4 that might be the most consistent approach.
And firstly, secondlyfinally/lastly is also fine i would refrain from using last or final if i were you note that the (most) traditional sequence is first, secondly, thirdlylastly don't be afraid of inconsistencies in idiom. Firstly, secondly, thirdly, first, second, third, first of all, lastly, to start with, in the first / second place, for one thing, for another thing these expressions are used to show the structure of what we are saying. There might once have been a good reason for discouraging firstly, secondly, thirty, and all the rest, leaving first, second, third, and so on unchallenged but there cannot be any good reason for the present rule, which discourages only firstly , and there is a very good reason against it: that it creates a needless inconsistency. An essay is in as many paragraphs as it takes and each and every must flow smoothly and logically into the next one until you are given workouts in essays, then probably a suite number may be requested for, it quite relies what the instructor is watching for. Firstly, i prefer the train because i can see the landscape secondly, i have control over my luggage, and thirdly, it is better for the environment or is it rather: first, i prefer the train because i can see the landscape second, i have control over my luggage, and third, it is better for the environment.
I am writing multiple paragraphs listing reasons why i should not buy a house so i start off with first, second, etc etc is it more correct to use firstly, secondly, thirdly. Firstly, you could still write about your own feelings and opinions using different phrases, and secondly, not all uses of the first person are bad it’s a good idea to stay clear of phrases such as “i think,” or “in my opinion,” unless you’re evaluating a claim.
Because ordinal numbers (ie, first, second, third, fourth, etc) function as both adjectives and adverbs, the -ly adverbs firstly, secondly, thirdly, fourthly, and so on are superfluous but despite the longstanding superstition against using them, these words are common in all types of writing, and there’s no need to avoid them. Hi have to write an english essay for an assessment task and i was wondering if you use firstly secondly and thirdly in an essay. Firstly, we need something to eat secondly, we need to find a place to live in and thirdly, we need to find work instead of firstly, secondly and thirdly we can use first, second and third note that the expressions firstly, secondly etc, are more formal and are more common in british than american english first, we need something to eat.
It's hard to tell without actually reading your introduction there are infinite ways to start a sentence it doesn't have to be a word like firstly, foremost and so on dive straight into the problem at hand, your first sentence should correspond to the previous paragraph (your introduction), it has to be connected. If you feel awkward starting paragraphs with firstly, secondly etc consider the following expressions as suitable equivalents initially or to start with (less formal) = first(ly) then / next / after that / afterwards = later.
I have to write an essay about how the hobbit 'tells us something about real life' in the intro i touched on the 4 topics i would b discussing in the essay and now im onto my first paragraph but i dont really know how to start it 'firstly' and 'secondly' and 'thirdly' are just so boring and juvenile.
Regarding the use of first, second verses firstly, secondly etc (and river and tomandjerryfan's comments), both are actually relatively modern constructions the older standard is first, secondly, thirdly, etc.