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13种可以替代“for example”的同义词组,帮你引出论据、突出观点

学术写作不需要很华丽的辞藻,也不需要复杂的句式,但是笔者作为一名SCI作者,对重复用词非常敏感。一篇文章频繁使用一个词,会让读者和审稿人觉得文章写作水平有些低,笔者建议大家适当地用一些同义词,可以让人耳目一新。


然而,即便你可能认为笔者有些吹毛求疵,但是一篇文章里混合使用同义的短语确实也是个不错的写作习惯。这个习惯会让你成为一个更好的英语作者,并避免让你的文章看起来重复,使用强有力的、多样化的语言有效地表达你的观点。


笔者会在接下来的系列推文中总结一些常见短语的同义词组,希望能帮助大家提高学术写作质量。本期主要介绍“for example”的同义词组、短语。


话不多说,这里直接给出13种可以替代“for example”的同义词词组和短语,建议收藏!






For Example同义词、短语




1."For instance ..."

2."To give you an idea …"

3."As proof …"

4."Suppose that …"

5."To illustrate …"

6."Imagine …"

7."Pretend that …"

8."To show you what I mean …"

9."Let's say …"

10."Case in point …"

11."e.g."

12."Such as ..."

13."In particular ..."


具体用法



下面给出具体的实例,帮助大家理解如何使用这些同义词、短语。



01

 "For instance ..."




"For example" 和 "for instance" 可以交替使用。

例句:

"Our product has several features your reps will love; for instance, they can schedule a series of emails …"



02

 "To give you an idea …"




用这个短语来介绍一个用例或例子。.

例句:

"The right training program will ‘stick' for months and months. To give you an idea, Abel Co.'s sales team's average productivity rate per rep increased by 30% in the first quarter after our workshop -- and it's stayed within two percentage points ever since."



03

 "As proof …"




在你发表了一个观点之后,可以直接用“as proof”,接着写论据或统计数据。

例句:

"Unhealthy snacks might be hurting employee satisfaction more than you'd think. As proof, HereNow's eNPS score went up 10 points once we revamped their office ‘pantry.'"



04

"Suppose that …"




"Suppose that …"可以吸引读者的注意力。

例句:

"Surprisingly, most salespeople spend the majority of their day on non-selling tasks. Suppose that all the time you currently spend in your CRM could be put toward emailing, calling, and meeting with prospects."



05

"To illustrate …"




当你想要证明一个观点的时候,可以用"To illustrate …"。

例句:

"Everyone needs a good cyber security strategy -- even if you're not in a ‘risky' industry. To illustrate, we just protect a client in the consumer pet space, of all things, from an extremely sophisticated attack that would've taken every single one of their 100 stores offline for hours, maybe even days."



06

"Imagine …"




让读者想象自己处在一个相关的情境中会让读者更容易相信你。

例句:

"Imagine every single franchise you own doubled their sales. What impact would that have on your life?"



07

"Pretend that …"




类似的, "Pretend XYZ happened" 是 "for example."的同义词组

例句:

"Onboarding has a huge impact on your retention rate. Pretend new employees could spend their first 10 days learning about your product, team, culture, and customers. What impact would that have on their performance?"



08

 "To show you what I mean …"




"To show you what I mean …"阐明你的观点

例句:

"Millennials work harder when they feel they are contributing to a larger purpose. To show you what I mean, here's an article about what happened when we rolled out a ‘Danco Cares' internal marketing campaign."



09

 "Let's say …"




“Let's say”是“imagine”或“suppose”的另一种比较平易近人的说法。

例句:

"Let's say you could attract five times more people to your website."



10

 "Case in point …"




当你提出了一个大胆的主张,需要用一个论据来支持它的时候,你可以选择使用 "case in point …"

例句:

"It might sound too good to be true, but simply adding more recycle bins can make your restaurant produce far less trash. Case in point: We put three bins inside Pita Palace's Westwood location and removed one trash bin, and waste decreased by 13.9%."



11

 "e.g."




这个拉丁缩写 "e.g."的意思是“for example”。

例句:

"You have a lot of opportunity to grow, e.g., it doesn't sound like you've optimized your pricing page in years."



12

 "Such as ..."




如果你需要阐明某一点,可以用“such as”来进一步解释。

例句:

"Clients who used the Standard CRM saw positive changes for their sales teams, such as productivity increases of 15% and a 40% increase in sales revenue."



13

 "In particular ..."




你的信息中是否有你想要强调的部分?如果是的话,试着在需要强调的地方用“In particular ...”来强调。

例句:

"With a custom email sending IP address, your email strategy will reap many benefits. In particular, you'll see an improvement in email deliverability."


以上就是有13个可供选择的同义词、词组,有了它们你再也不用反复使用“for example”了。





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