Giving Examples

for example for instance Dave is always doing dumb things. For instance, last week he put his cat in the microwave to dry it. as follows 'as follows' is used to introduce a basic list Dave is always doing dumb things, and a few examples are as follows:... that is…
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Unless…

x will be true if y doesn't happen; x won't be true if y does happen; I'm going to break your legs unless you pay me. Nobody can come in unless their name is on the guest list. I'll do it, unless anyone here has a problem with that. Dave…
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In order to…

for this reason; so as to do this ('in order to' is followed by a verb) He went back to the school in order to return his books. She cut her hair in order to stop her ex-boyfriend recognising her. You will need to extend the garage in order to…
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…That said,…

but, however, on the other hand (Used to introduce a negative after a positive (or a positive after a negative)) "He really has studied well this term. That said, I think his behaviour could be better." "They have been playing well. That said, I don't think they will win."
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Apart from / except for

'not including', 'all of these, but not this' I play football every day except for Monday. (= I play football every day (Tuesday to Sunday), but not Monday) All the students passed, apart from Dave. All the students passed except for Dave. I have travelled to all the countries in…
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Instead of

not this idea, but another idea (rejecting one idea in favour of another) When she heard he was a vegetarian, she decided to cook pasta instead of chicken. Instead of eating in, why don't we go out for dinner? I wanted to stay in bed instead of going to work,…
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Without a doubt

'certainly', '100%' That was, without a doubt, the funniest movie I have ever seen. Without a doubt she is the stupidest person I have ever met! They deserved to beat us, without a doubt. We played very poorly.
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May as well

as we cannot change the larger situation, why don't we do x? / doing x is probably our best choice You don't have to be at work for another week. You may as well take a trip somewhere while you can. I'm going to be here for a while. You…
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