Element FORM/USE: TEXTUAL REFERENCE
SuperCat DISCOURSE MARKERS
SubCat discourse markers in writing
Lexical Range N/A
Level C1
Cando Can use a range of phrases as discourse markers to point to other parts of a text.
Corrected Learner Example As mentioned above, it might be possible to negotiate better contracts for your company. (Switzerland; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2007; Swiss German; Pass)

I hope this brief note has convinced you to start this club. As mentioned earlier, I have already asked for information. (Netherlands; C1 EFFECTIVE OPERATIONAL PROFICIENCY; 2003; Dutch; Pass)

So as shown above, I recommend TELECARS to be our car services supplier because it offers all we need. (China; B2 VANTAGE; 2002; Chinese; Pass)
Uncorrected Learner Example
Comments 'As mentioned above/below' etc. occurs only 5 times at B1, 35 times at B2 but mostly German speakers. There are no examples of 'As previously mentioned' at C1 and only 1 at C2.

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