English | Phrases - Academic | Main Body

Main Body - Agreeing

Parlando in termini generali, mi trovo in accordo con la tesi sostenuta da... dato che...
Broadly speaking, I agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Si è inclini ad appoggiare la tesi sostenuta da... in quanto...
One is very much inclined to agree with… because…
Used when in general agreement with someone else's point of view
Si può comprendere il punto di vista di...
I can see his/her point.
Used when you believe someone else's point of view is valid, but you do not fully agree
Sono pienamenre d'accordo sul fatto che...
I entirely agree that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view
Sostengo l'idea secondo la quale...
I endorse wholeheartedly the opinion that…
Used when in complete agreement with someone else's point of view

Main Body - Disagreeing

Parlando in termini generali, mi trovo in disaccordo con la tesi sostenuta da... dato che...
Broadly speaking, I disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Si è inclini a confutare la tesi sostenuta da... in quanto...
One is very much inclined to disagree with… because…
Used when in general disagreement with someone else's point of view
Nonostante le numerose riserve, si può comprendere il punto di vista di...
I can see his point, but disagree with it entirely.
Used when you understand someone else's point of view, but you do not agree with it at all
Sono pienamenre in disaccordo sul fatto che...
I strongly disagree that…
Used when in complete disagreement with someone else's point of view
Mi oppongo fermamente alla tesi secondo la quale...
I am firmly opposed to the idea that…
Used when in complete opposition to someone else's point of view

Main Body - Comparisons

... e ... si assomigliano/differiscono in riferimento a...
…and…are similar/different as regards to…
An informal way of stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
A differenza di..., ... mostra...
In contrast to…, …shows…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
In contrasto con..., .... è...
…by contrast with… is/are…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
... è simile a ... in quanto entrambi...
…is similar to… in respect of…
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a similarity between two things
... e... differiscono in termini di...
…and… differ in terms of...
Used when wanting to emphasize and explain a difference between two things
Il primo, a differenza del secondo termine di paragone...
The first…, by contrast, the second…
Used when wanting to emphasize the difference between two things
Una delle similitudini/differenze più evidenti fra ... e ... si riscontra...
One of the main similarities/differences between… and… is that…
Used when stating specific similarities or comparisons between two things
Fra le altre, una delle differenze fra ... e ... è che...
One difference between… and… is that…, whereas…
Used to highlight a difference between two things, can be the start of a long list of differences

Main Body - Opinions

Si potrebbe dunque affermare che...
I would say that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
Si potrebbe considerare valida l'ipotesi secondo la quale...
It seems to me that…
Used to give a personal opinion, of which you are not fully confident
Secondo il mio punto di vista...
In my opinion…
Used to give a personal opinion
Da una prospettiva prettamente personale...
From my point of view…
Used to give a personal opinion
Sono dell'idea che...
I am of the opinion that…
Used to give a personal opinion
Ci sono numerose ragioni che inducono a ritenere ciò. Fra esse...
I believe that there are several reasons. Firstly,… Secondly…
Used when wanting to list many reasons for something
Ritengo di poter affermare con certezza che... in quanto...
It is my belief that… because…
Used to give a personal opinion that you are sure of and an explanation of said opinion

Main Body - Connecting Elements

Spostando l'attenzione verso...
Let us now analyze/turn to/examine…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
Avendo confermato questo punto, è possibile ora concentrarsi su...
It is now clear that… . Let us turn our attention to…
Used when changing subject and to start a new paragraph
È, inoltre, necessario prendere in considerazione una fondamentale argomentazione contro...
Moreover, one argument against this cannot be ignored: …
Used when adding important information to an already developed argument
Pur ammettendo che..., non bisogna dimenticarsi che...
Admittedly…, but…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Pur essendo vero che..., rimane aperta la domanda se sia...
It is true that…, yet the fact remains that…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Posto che..., non bisogna dimenticarsi che...
Granted, …, nevertheless…
Used when conceding a counter-argument, but wanting to suggest further analysis of your own
Al contrario...
On the contrary, …
Used when correcting a mistaken belief, after said belief has been stated
Da un lato...
On the one hand…
Used to introduce one side of an argument
Dall'altro...
On the other hand…
Used to show another side of an argument. Always used after "on the one hand…"
A dispetto di...
In spite of…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Nonostante si ritenga che...
Despite the fact that…
Used when making an argument, which goes against certain data or beliefs
Scientificamente/Storicamente...
Scientifically/Historically speaking…
Used when referring to science or past events in history
A tal proposito...
Incidentally…
Used when an additional point is thought of that can support your analysis
Inoltre...
Furthermore…
Used when developing a point to a high analytical level