Alba English

Materials for Class

Style - Describe Figures and Tables

This page is about style - the language you use in the text when you refer to Tables and Figures.

Naming phrases

Name the Fig/Table verbs Optional Time phrase for change situation/change phrase
As Figure 1 above shows over the last 5 years X was Y.
As shown in Figure 1, illustrates , in the last two days X has become Y.
As the chart above, describes recently X is increasing.
As Table 3 indicates between 2007 and 2009 X increased.
As the graph below suggests in 2008 X was increasing.
As seen in Table 2 ,    

Description phrases