Academic Writing

Features of academic writing

Complexity

Complement clauses

that-clauses:

This conforms conveniently with Maslow's (1970) claim that human motivation is related to a hieracrchy of human needs.
It follows that if the Labour Government is to secure acceptance of its economic package, it has to secure the support of MPs from either the Liberal or the Conservative party.

to-clauses:

Britain's apparent ability to rally Commonwealth support at Chicago seemed to the Americans to be evidence of Britain's continued world power.

of+ing-clauses:

The possibility of increasing dollar receipts was coupled with a belief that Africa could be a strategic centre for British power.