My teachers said that they couldn't do anything for me. That no matter how many times they added and rounded up my scores, the result was still zero. Moreover, if they let me pass the other students would protest . They would consider it unfair.

Not sure if I'm mistaken but I think moreover has a more formal overtone. What's a more informal option?

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    How about "besides"? – user 147593 Feb 26 '15 at 10:10
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    , and if they did let me pass , the other students would protest. – Mari-Lou A Feb 26 '15 at 11:51
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    Have you looked up the synonyms for this discourse marker? – Mari-Lou A Feb 26 '15 at 11:54
  • @Mari-Lou A Yes, but no one seemed to fit. – janoChen Feb 26 '15 at 11:59
  • "In addition" is an option, but "besides" is probably better. – Hot Licks Feb 26 '15 at 13:09

Here's one that's quite casual:

  • Plus, if they let me pass,...
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    Note the change of verb tacitly made here: teachers don't make you (= force you to) pass, they let you (= allow you to) pass. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Feb 26 '15 at 10:58
  • @JanusBahsJacquet You're right. I edited the question. – janoChen Feb 26 '15 at 11:15

"Additionally" would work.

Personally, I would only use "moreover" when I want to say "Additionally and more importantly", but according to the dictionary I've made up the "more importantly" bit myself.

  • Moreover, I would use additionally exactly as you describe. – crthompson Feb 26 '15 at 16:03
  • What about- Also, if they let me pass,... – Misti Feb 26 '15 at 17:24

In my opinion, moreover sits nicely in that paragraph quoted.

An idiomatic expression with the same meaning might be to boot: 'as well', 'in addition'. Descended from OE bōt ‘advantage, remedy’. See also the post Why do we say “to boot”? here at EL&U.

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    To boot sounds archaic, which I'd say is worse than 'formal' in informal contexts. – Edwin Ashworth Feb 26 '15 at 11:05
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    @EdwinAshworth Could you substantiate the archaic claim? – anemone Feb 26 '15 at 11:15
  • @EdwinAshworth True, it is not so frequent. I absolutely do not dispute that. I only now realize what you might mean by archaic, perhaps -- that the usage is declining (or perhaps only slightly, because it might never have been used frequently). But in the linked post, for example, the usage is quite colloquial. And the formulation I actually had in mind was "To boot, if they let me pass, the other students would protest." – anemone Feb 26 '15 at 11:45
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    @JohnathanElmore The link is a courtesy to the reader, as are the definitions and references I give. The fact that I provide links to other posts and resources should not be mistaken for a hint that I or the readers of my post might not be familiar with the idiom. I.a., you will find that it is used very casually in the linked post. – anemone Feb 26 '15 at 16:26
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    I say "to boot", and it's about as far from formal as you can get! Archaic, my foot! – Nick Matteo Feb 26 '15 at 16:55

"Besides" would be a good substitute.

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