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Ways of explaining or clarifying





 

As - adverb, conjunction, preposition

used for giving the reason for something

 

because - conjunction

used for introducing facts that explain why you believe that something is true

 

besides adverb, preposition

used when you are adding another stronger reason to support what you are saying

 

explain verb

used when you want someone to understand and forgive you

 

i.e. abbreviation

used when you are explaining exactly what you mean by something

 

inasmuch as conjunction

used for adding a comment that explains or makes clearer what you have just said

inasmuch as conjunction

used for adding a comment that limits what you have just said

 

look at

used for giving an example that proves that what you are saying is true

 

precisely adverb

used for adding emphasis to a reason or explanation

 

since adverb, conjunction, preposition

used when explaining why someone does something or why a situation exists

 

that adverb, conjunction, determiner, pronoun

used when explaining why someone feels sad, angry, happy etc

witness verb

used before you give an example that proves what you have just said

after all

used when giving a reason to explain what you have just said

as a matter of fact

used when you are going to disagree with or correct what has just been said

as if

used when you are describing something and you imagine an explanation for it that you know is not the real one

as much as anything

used for saying that something is one of the main reasons for a situation, feeling etc

at bottom

used when explaining the basic cause or nature of something

being...

used for giving an explanation of something

by extension

used for explaining that a particular person or thing is affected by something only because they are connected to what you have just mentioned

can’t begin to imagine/understand/explain etc

used for emphasizing that something is very difficult to imagine, understand etc

due to unforeseen circumstances

used in official statements for explaining that something unexpected has happened that will prevent an event or situation from continuing normally

for example

used when mentioning something that shows the type of thing that you are talking about and helps to explain what you mean

for instance

for example

for one reason or another

used for saying that there is more than one reason for something

for one thing

used when mentioning one reason for something as an example, when there are several reasons

for one thing...(for another thing)

used for giving a reason for something

for reasons of economy/safety/security etc

used for showing why a particular thing is done

for want of a better word/phrase/term

used for saying that you cannot think of a more exact way of describing or explaining what you mean

I mean (to say)

used for adding a comment or explaining what you have just said

in case

used for explaining why you are doing something

in other words

used for introducing another way of saying or explaining something, especially a more simple way

in that

used for introducing an explanation of what you have just said, showing in what way it is true

in the first place

used for stating the most basic reason for something

in the interest(s) of something

in order to preserve, develop, or achieve something

it’s just that...

used when you are explaining your reaction to something



it’s not that...it’s just that

used when you are explaining why you are doing something

judging by/from something

used for giving the reason why you think something is true

on this/that account

used when giving the reason for something

pure and simple

used for saying that there is no additional explanation for something

there it is/there you are/there you go

used when a situation is not satisfactory but there is nothing that you can do to make it better

so to speak

used for showing that you have expressed something in an unusual way

that is (to say)

used when explaining more clearly what you have just said

that is (to say)

used when you are going to correct something that you have just said

that is to say

used for explaining something that you have just said in a more exact way

the thing is

used for introducing an answer, comment, or explanation related to something that was just mentioned

the whole point

used for emphasizing that something is the main reason for something else

to put it another way

used when you are going to explain something in a different way in order to make it easier to understand

to put it in a nutshell

used when you are going to explain a long or complicated idea, story etc in a quick and simple way

to put it mildly

used for saying that the words you have chosen are not as extreme as they could have been

to put it simply

used for saying that you are explaining something in a clear and simple way

what with

used when you are giving a number of reasons for a particular situation or problem

you see

used when you are explaining something

 





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