What is an interesting way to replace "firstly" for the first paragraph of an essay?

Answer

It is better not to say "first," but to just say your point and then on the next section, you can say "second" or "additionally" or "moreover." I would never use "firstly" because it sounds rather awkward. You could use the word, "Initially" or the phrase, "to start with."

Updated on February 19, 2018

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By Virginia Kearney