Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: discourse marker

Definitions: We use however to make a statement that disagrees with our previous one.

Examples: (discourse marker) I believe the internet can be a powerful learning tool in the classroom. However, it can be argued that without the proper supervision students may become distracted or find false information. (discourse marker) Music can be used in the classroom to calm students down. However, if the music is too energetic, it may distract children from their work.

Synonyms: discourse markers: in contrast, on the other hand.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 20 A