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I tend to use "it is also" often in scientific text. I have been asked to correct following parts:

It is also looked into the surplus

... and...

It is also that the business

... and...

It is also considered

... and ... ...

There is many more than these. The habit comes from my native language, where there is a structure which allows linking sentences similarly to "it is also", but a much more elegant. Thus I need an alternative word or structure to remove few of the "it is also".

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  • I have no idea what "it is also" is intended to mean here. – tchrist Jan 25 '17 at 12:29
  • "It is also" is supposed to link two sentences. Like: "Consumers use a product for value. It is also that the business is making profit" And I tend to use that far too often. – user3644640 Jan 25 '17 at 12:31
  • You mean it means “and”? – tchrist Jan 25 '17 at 12:44
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    @user3644640 This isn't idiomatic in English, so far as I'm aware; given that, you might revert to the simple strategy of using conjunctions: "Consumers use a product for value, and the business makes a profit". No need to split it into two sentences in the first place, IMO. – Dan Bron Jan 25 '17 at 12:45
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    Additionally, furthermore. – Davo Jan 25 '17 at 13:01
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Since you are having so much of a problem with a particular phrase, make a concerted effort to never use that phrase. Two of your three examples have improper syntax: they don't make sense.

Even in scientific journals, using pronouns other than "it" are okay.

Our team discovered ...

Next, we prepared the sample for infusion . ...

As the comments advised, furthermore, additionally, or a thesaurus word of choice will work for some of your uses.

Also, vary your sentence structure, even in a scientific paper. Adverbial or prepositional phrases work.

After the flood, our team collected samples from ...

In the mass spectrometer, ...

Good luck!

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It is possible to say, alternatively in the beginning, but it is would still be present after.
Another option - in addition (to)
If something causes something - consequently
More than that - also a good choice in some instances.

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