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Useful Phrases – Report Writing

Useful Phrases – Report Writing

10 Tips Series – Report Writing

Useful Phrases

Opening

·       This report concerns a survey that was carried out…

·       In this report, light will be shed on…

·       The purpose of this report is to…

·       This report was commissioned by … in order to…

 

Neutral language

·       Opinions were divided about…

·       Some customers were not entirely satisfied with…

·       Our magazine was praised for the way in which it…

·       Some passengers expressed concern over…

·       Most responses were overwhelmingly positive / negative.

 

Using the passive

·       The responses that were given indicated…

·       We were informed that…

·       We have been assured that…

·       The students have been asked to…

 

Dealing with statistics

·       The vast majority of people…

·       The lion’s share of people…

·       Only a small minority…

·       Over 80% of students…

·       Almost two thirds of students…

·       Almost all…

·       One in five students…

 

Summarising

·       In summary, we can see that…

·       In conclusion…

·       The findings of this report are incontrovertible.

·       This report has clearly demonstrated…

·       This report has clearly shown…

·       It is hard to avoid the conclusion that

 

Making recommendations

·       It is now incumbent upon all of us to…

·       We should waste no time in + gerund

·       We have concluded that it would be beneficial for all concerned if we were to…

·       The next step is to…

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