French essay phrases

Hand-picked from all over the internet, these are my pick of the most pretentious, most sophisticated-sounding essay phrases. When used sensibly and embellished with decent points about the topic itself, they will secure you a decent grade in your writing exam. Enjoy! :P

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Pour contenir et canaliser [le sujet]..... ("To distill and lay bare [the subject]" it basically can be used when talking about what a subject or problem essentially 'is'))

le prix à payer est lourd. (The price to pay is steep)

même si les garanties sont illusoires (even if what is…

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Don;t use être: try représenter/constituer/se trouver
Don't use avoir: try disposer de/posséder/offrir
Don't use causer: try provoquer/déclencher/produire
Do not ouveruse the phrase il y a: try il existe/on trouve
Don't use beaucoup de: try bon nombre de/énormément de
Avoid weak and vague adjectives like bon/mauvais/fort/intéressant/important: try favorable/nuisible/persuasif/fascinant/indispensable


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