This sometimes involves summation, or the summing up of what has gone before. Phrases include the following. See also Section 4.6 Generalising.

* in general, on the whole, by and large, in total, as a rule, for the most part, broadly speaking, speaking generally, usually

* altogether, overall, thus, obviously

Example sentences:

On the whole, sharp-cut-off type filters turned out to be more problematic from a numerical point of view and inferior to top-hat-filters._

In total, in nearly every respect, the best a priori test of the model/filter combinations under study was established for model 8._

Obviously, the values of p and q, and consequently the form of the solutions, depend on the value of e, which is related to the material properties._

Chapter 4



Agreeing and Disagreeing

Agreeing and disagreeing are typical elements of spoken English but may also appear in scientific writing. When writers want to compare their findings with those of other scientists, they may have to express their agreement or disagreement. For example:

* These results agree with the findings of X's research ...

Other contexts in which phrases expressing agreement appear in scientific literature include making assumptions or conclusions.:


It is generally agreed that ...


In the previous chapter, we agreed to ...

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