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a majority of

most

a number of

many

a sufficient amount of

enough

according to our data

we find

accordingly

therefore, so

after the conclusion of

after

along the lines of

like, such as

are of the same opinion

agree

as is the case

as is true

ascertain the location of

find

at such time as

when

at that point in time

then

at the present time

now

at this point in time

now

based on the fact that

because

be deficient in

lack

be in a position to

can, be able

by a factor of two

double, twice

by means of

by

come to a conclusion

conclude

despite the fact that

although

due to the fact that

because

during the time that

while

equally as well

as well, equally well

fewer in number

fewer

first of all

first

for the purpose of

to, for

for the reason that

because

for this reason

thus, therefore

give consideration to

consider, examine

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give indication of

show, indicate, suggest

happen(s) to be

am/is/are

has been proved to be

is

has the capability of

can

if conditions are such that if

in a number of

several, many

in all cases

always

in case if

in close proximity to

near

in excess of

more than

in large measure

largely

in many cases

often

in most cases

usually

in my opinion

I think

in no case

never

in order that

so that

in order to

to

in some cases

sometimes

in terms of

in

in the amount of

for

in the case of

for

in the event that if

in the field of

in

in the near future

soon

in the neighborhood of

near, about, nearly, approx.

in the order of

about, approximately

in the vicinity of

near

in this case

here

in view of the fact that

because, since

is capable of

can

is found to be

is

is in a position to

can

AWKWARD PHRASE

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it has been found that

(nothing)

it has long been known that

(nothing)

it is a fact that

(nothing)

it is evident that

(nothing)

it is interesting to note that

note that

it is noted that

(nothing)

it is our opinion that

we think

it is possible that

perhaps

it is well known that

(nothing)

it is worth pointing out

note that

it may, however, be noted that

but

lacked the ability to

could not

make inquiry regarding

ask about, inquire about

manner in which

how

notwithstanding the fact that

although

on a daily basis

daily

on the basis of

from, because, by

perform

do

present in greater abundance

more abundant

provided that if

put an end to

end

reach a conclusion

conclude

serves the function of being

is

subsequent to

after

take into consideration

consider

the question as to whether

whether

there can be little doubt that

probably

through the use of

by

utilize or utilization

use

with a view to

to

with reference to

about

with the exception that

except that

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