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The company has too much debt. Furthermore, it is responsible for a long term lease on expensive office space.
  in addition to what has just been said
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Understanding of this expression is commonly tested on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT. It is used to transition from one idea to another when both ideas relate to the same point and the idea about to be stated adds onto the idea that was just stated.

Synonym comparison:
  • In addition, ... — least formal
  • Furthermore, ... — more formal
  • Moreover, ... — most formal — some prefer this to say that the additional point is even more important than what was said previously
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Samples:
  • The company has too much debt. Furthermore, it is responsible for a long term lease on expensive office space.
  • Many graduates have high college debt. Furthermore too many of them haven’t found good-paying jobs.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   furthermore
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Most commonly used in these subjects:   Logic & Reasoning, Law, Philosophy
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