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4.6: CMS Signal Phrases

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  • Keep things interesting for your readers by switching up the language and placement of your signal phrases.


    In the words of geneticist Gregor Mendel, “…”1

    As Derek Terrence Crab has argued, “…”2

    In a letter to his brother, a Freedom Rider who witnessed the riots wrote that “…”3

    “…,” claims Benjamin Disraeli.4

    “…,” writes Albert Camus, “…”5

    Mary Shelly offers an intriguing interpretation: “…”6


    Admits Contends Reasons
    Agrees Declares Refutes
    Argues Denies Rejects
    Asserts Emphasizes Reports
    Believes Insists Responds
    Claims Notes Suggests
    Compares Observes Thinks
    Confirms Points out Writes
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