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Useful Verbs for Essays

Writing the Perfect Paragraph

How to Write a Literary Analysis

Working Outline for Essays

Tools for Analyzing Sentences

Useful Verbs for Essays

states
finds 
describes
shows
reveals  
argues
posits
acknowledges
declares

asserts
studies
contends
reports
notes
proposes
writes
claims
demonstrates
mentions
contends
concludes
maintains
infers
stresses
grants
establishes
emphasizes
adds
discovers
volunteers
suggests
reasons
illustrates
observes
deduces
explains


Example:  The author states,

                   The author argues,