EAP:C Week 5 Homework Hedging

Read the paper on “Polymer recycling: potential application on radiation technology” and identify language used in hedging. Give two examples of the following and denote their primary function (a). tone down argument-reduce the risk of opposition, (b) be more precise in reporting results -more accurate representation of knowledge (c), politeness (d), following conventions in scientific writing

1. verbs

2. modal verbs


4. adjectives

5. nouns

6. that clauses

7. to-clause

8. if-clauses


Author: Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

EAP/ESP lecturer and instructor Academic Writing Specialist School of Science and Engineering University of Crete Tel. (0030) 2810 545102 Office Γ301, Chemistry Department Panistimioupoli Vouton, Heraklion, Crete, 71003 https://twitter.com/kalliacrete

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