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What is a better way of saying "in order to demonstrate this, I will..."? I already use "to that effect" in the same paragraph. I'm looking for something as compact and concise as "to that effect" that will also be a good transition for the beginning of a new paragraph.

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  • Can you give a little more context? As an example sentence of the thing that's being demonstrated, is it a contended point of fact, something someone believe's etc? Commented Dec 14, 2014 at 19:07
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    Requests to help rephrase a sentence, phrase, or single word are off-topic for us, but okay for English. I've asked the mods to migrate this question there.
    – Lauren Ipsum
    Commented Dec 15, 2014 at 14:20

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Perhaps "To illustrate this, I will...", "Demonstrating this, I will..." or "As an example,.."

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I would sometimes use "to this end", however that is also more a general term. Something like: "We wish to show that space whales are secretly communicating with us. To this end, we will monitor the frequencies determined to be most likely to carry space whale song."

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Is the sentence in question immediately followed by the character actually performing the demonstration? In that case:

"Observe." (Does thing).

However, the whole thought "in order to demonstrate this, I will..." might be completely unnecessary. If the character already talked about the thing, just having them do the thing should save words.

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Is it appropriate to use "Therefore"?

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"I'll show this (is true, is so, isn't so) by. . .

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