Academic Writing

Features of academic writing

Complexity

Sequences of prepositional phrases

Sequences of prepositional phrases are common in academic English. A prepositional phrase is a preposition followed by a  nominal group

Examples are:

This article analyses the constitutional aspects behind the formation of the first and second National Governments, examining in particular the role of the king in the formation of the two governments.

 

The information very properly reached the files of the survey for antimalarial compounds under the Survey Number SN-183.

 

Many of the suggested benefits of group living have been concerned with avoiding being eaten by predators.