Alba English

Materials for Class

Citation Verb Alternatives

Bored of “said”?

Choose based on your field (Brexina, 2012)

Choose based on confidence

These verbs have more specific meaning:

* Agree: agreed, confirmed
* Disagree: disagreed, rejected, replied, contradicted, responded, questioned, challenged, answered
* Questions: asked, wondered, questioned whether
* Suggestions: suggested, advised, proposed, recommended
* Predictions: predicted, speculated, warned that X will Y
* Admit Problems: admitted, acknowledged * These verbs say what the author did
* highlighted the fact that
* made the case that  
* presented evidence that 

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