English Comparative Linking Phrases

English Comparative Linking Phrases

It is important not to repeat the same words over and over again in your English comparative essay on paper 2. Use different linking words to keep your writing interesting. Listed here are some examples of comparing and contrasting words.

Comparing Similarities

  • Similarly
  • Likewise
  • … is common in…
  • Equally noticeable is…
  • Furthermore
  • Both authors take the same approach in…
  • A common feature of all the texts are…
  • This is mirrored in…
  • This can also be observed in…
  • … is equally important in both texts.

Contrasting Phrases

  • Unlike
  • The texts are different in the area of…
  • On the other hand
  • This is contrasted in…
  • On the contrary…
  • However, the opposite is seen in…
  • In contrast/contrastingly…
  • Nothing like this occurs in…
  • Whereas
  • Quite the reverse is seen in…
  • This is the only text where we notice…
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