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    #1

    furthermore or moreover

    I find the definitions in the dictionary about "furthermore" and "moreover" are almost the same. Then when it comes to the choice between these two words, I'm at a loss.
    The context is as follows:
    People living alone may not bother to eat proper meas, and people on a diet may not eat sufficient quantities of necessary food. Elderly people are at risk because they may be unable to shop and cook. (Furthermore/ Moreover), modern methods of preserving, freezing, and long-term storage of food can destroy many of the vitamins.
    Can both these words be used here? If not, what's the difference? Hope you can help.

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    #2

    Re: furthermore or moreover

    They mean the same to me.

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    #3

    Re: furthermore or moreover

    "What is more" has a similar meaning too, according to my dictionary. I simply regard them as synonyms.

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    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 31-Dec-2013 at 15:34.

  4. Yiagos
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    Re: furthermore or moreover

    Moreover is mostly used in writing and less so in day-to-day conversation. You might use it in a formal lecture, a speech, as a barrister in court etc...
    A previous discussion on forum is here

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