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Using “in addition to and also” in OET

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Be careful with the usage of “In addition to” and “Also” at the starting of a sentence. All these connecting words have the same meaning, so you are free to use any of them only if the previous sentence has similar / related information.

Correct Usage

Previous Sentence “Additional” sentence
Ms Lee is able to walk with a cane. Additionally, she has requested a walker for better progress.
(About ambulation) (About ambulation)

Incorrect Usage:

Previous Sentence “Additional” sentence
Ms Lee is able to walk with a cane. Additionally, she is allergic to penicillin.
(About ambulation) (Not about ambulation – About allergy)

Substitution:

You can substitute “In addition to, Also and Additionally” with “Please note that” or “Please note,”

  • Question of

    Mrs Marshall has been hypertensive for the past 10 years. _______ she has glaucoma for the same period of time.

    • Connect the two sentences with “also” in the middle.
    • Start the second with “Also,”
    • “Also,” cannot be used here.
  • Question of

    Mrs Casey’s blood pressure dropped to 95/60 and hence tab Ramipril has been reduced from 10Mg to 5Mg, daily. _______ her hemoglobin level is to be rechecked tomorrow.

    • Start with “Additionally,”
    • Cannot use “additionally,” here.
    • Combine the two sentences with “for which” in the middle.

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