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I keep using 'states' when presenting the work of authors, what else can I use?

The three most common words that are used for reporting the literature you have read are: ‘states’, ‘suggests’ and ‘explains’. However, there are numerous alternatives that you can use which will make your writing sound less repetitive; examples include: ‘indicates’, ‘concludes’, ‘admits’, ‘finds’, ‘criticises’, ‘identifies’, ‘questions’, ‘agrees’. Always try to use a variety of such words in your writing.

For even more options, go to: http://www.phrasebank.manchester.ac.uk

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