furthermore

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Furthermore is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

Pronunciation[change]

Adverb[change]

Positive
furthermore

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

(sentence adverb)

  1. (formal) You use furthermore to add more information to what was already said or written.
    We believe that the project is possible. Furthermore, we believe that we can do it within a few months.

Usage[change]

Furthermore is often used at the beginning of an independent clause, for example

  • Cycling to work is quicker than driving. Furthermore, it's a lot cheaper and is better exercise.
  • Cycling to work is quicker than driving, and furthermore, it's a lot cheaper and is better exercise.
  • Cycling to work is quicker than driving; furthermore, it's a lot cheaper and is better exercise.