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I am writing a technical report. I want to link previous sentence with the current sentence, giving the reasons.

I used the following wording:

In this end, this report discuses a novel approach...

Also, suppose I am describing something and then I want to explain more about that particular case by my next sentence. For that, I used the following:

In this case, a segment must have a single relationship...

When writing I am having many occasions like the above two. So, can I have synonyms for "In this end" and "In this case"?

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I don't see any problem with the "In this case," transition. However, I think the "In this end," transition is probably incorrect and should be To this end,. E.g., We want our business to double by 2015. To this end, we have decided to triple our R & D budget and hire 50 new researchers. Does this look reasonable to you?

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thanks...i got. but i am looking some synonym to say "In this case" also because always i cant use the same phrase. i was looking for synonyms for both phrases... thanks again –  gnp Oct 15 '12 at 8:58
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For To this end,", you might try To {accomplish / do / achieve} this, or, perhaps, {For / Because of} this,. –  user21497 Oct 15 '12 at 9:01
    
thanks... any synonyms for the "in this case" is also welcome to know –  gnp Oct 15 '12 at 9:06
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For "In this case,", you might try "In this {instance / event / context / circumstance / situation},". Much depends upon context. –  user21497 Oct 15 '12 at 9:19
    
thank you very much –  gnp Nov 8 '12 at 18:23
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I assume you are a non-native speaker, because a native speaker would not write In this end. What you need is To this end, which means 'for this purpose'. In this case is fine, but it doesn't mean the same as To this end. You can sometimes use here as an alternative, but it depends on the context.

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thanks...i am not native speaker.. instead of writing "in this case" what can I say... looking for some other similar phrases as well. –  gnp Oct 15 '12 at 9:07
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In this case can be used in many contexts, and I can't think of any alternative, apart from here, or perhaps In this example, that can be used so widely. You might have to be more specific and write something like In this experiment or In this approach. –  Barrie England Oct 15 '12 at 9:12
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