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14 June 2020 — Besides

 

Edit this so that it places emphasis on the concluding (final) fact.

 

Jet flying overhead

There are several reasons why we can't travel now, and besides there's a pandemic.

 

Read all the options. Select one or more.
 

1.

There are several reasons why we can't travel now, and besides there's a pandemic.

2.

There are several reasons why we can't travel now in addition to the pandemic.

3.

There are several reasons why we can't travel now; furthermore, there's a pandemic.

4.

There are several reasons why we can't travel now, not to mention (that) there's a pandemic.

5.

There are several reasons why we can't travel now. What's more, there's a pandemic.

 

 

GLOSSARY

And to make matters worse, (informal expression) — adds an unpleasant detail.

Another thing is (informal expression) — adds one more detail

concluding argument – a final statement intended to prove the truth of your assertion or opinion

Not to mention (expression) — draws attention to to a final item or argument in a list. "It's obvious.", "No need to say it." or "It goes without saying".

What's more (expression) — adds a more outstanding fact to support the opinion or argument in the clause before it.

There are several reasons why (+ clause)

There are several reasons for (+ noun phrase)

There are several reasons reason [that] (+ clause)

Also see The reason is + Cls.

 

 

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"Norwegian Airplane." By Ulrika. Flickr, 22 Jan 2012. Licensed under CC BY 2.0. Accessed 14 Jun 2020.