CMS Signal Phrases

Keep things interesting for your readers by switching up the language and placement of your signal phrases.

Model Phrases

In the words of geneticist Gregor Mendel, “…”1

As Derek Terrence Crab has argued, “…”2

In a letter to his brother, a Freedom Rider who witnessed the riots wrote that “…”3

“…,” claims Benjamin Disraeli.4

“…,” writes Albert Camus, “…”5

Mary Shelly offers an intriguing interpretation: “…”6


Admits Contends Reasons
Agrees Declares Refutes
Argues Denies Rejects
Asserts Emphasizes Reports
Believes Insists Responds
Claims Notes Suggests
Compares Observes Thinks
Confirms Points out Writes


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