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    In order to

    Hello,

    When writing an opinion essay, or when we make a formal writing, normally, we have to follow certain rules concerning style. For instance, we have to use connectors, etc.

    My question is about the closing part of the essay, where we summarise and restate the writer's opinion. Is it too formal for you the next formula?:

    "In order to finish, I would like to say that....."

    I know there exist a lot more, but I would like you to concentrate on this one.

    Thank you.

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    Re: In order to

    It doesn't work to introduce a closing paragraph.

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    Re: In order to

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    It doesn't work to introduce a closing paragraph.

    Why not?

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    Re: In order to

    You might say to a colleague, "In order to finish this essay, I am going to have to get up very early tomorrow." 'In order to' has a strong idea of purpose/intention.

    In the closing part of your essay, you want to state merely that you are finishing.

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    Re: In order to

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    You might say to a colleague, "In order to finish this essay, I am going to have to get up very early tomorrow." 'In order to' has a strong idea of purpose/intention.

    In the closing part of your essay, you want to state merely that you are finishing.
    We can say : to conclude - which also has an idea of purpose.
    Let's see:

    "To conclude, I would like to add that....."

    "In order to finish, I would like to add that....."

    Both sentences convey the idea of finising the essay by giving your own opinion or summarizing whatever you want.

    Thank you
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    Re: In order to

    Quote Originally Posted by ratóncolorao View Post
    We can say : to conclude - which also has an idea of purpose.
    Let's see:

    "To conclude, I would like to add that....."

    "In order to finish, I would like to add that....."

    Both sentences convey the idea of finising the essay by giving your own opinion or sumarise whatever you want.

    Thank you
    Fine - it's your essay.

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