lunes, 10 de noviembre de 2014

How to use expressions introducing quotations


To avoid monotony, you should vary the signal phrases you use to integrate quotations from Selectividad texts, as in these examples:
In the words of the author: “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good."
As the author has noted, “Looking down from the heights of Maslow's pyramid, it seems inconceivable to us that someone could actually prefer bread to freedom.”
As the text points out: “Mardi Gras came to North America from Paris, where it had been celebrated since the Middle Ages.”
The text points out that Mardi Gras came to North America from Paris.
The author claims that columnist Colbert I. King.
The text says...
The text states...
The text recognises...
According to the text, ...
If you look close at paragraph two, the text clearly establishes...
Choose the verb that makes the author’s stance clear. There are many available to use, including these:
acknowledgescommentsdescribesmaintainsreports
addscomparesdisputesnotesresponds
admitsconcedesemphasizesobservesshows
agreesconfirmsendorsespoints outstates
arguescontendsillustratesreasonssuggests
assertsdeclaresimpliesrefutessummarizes
claimsdeniesinsistsrejectswrites