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1. "For instance ..."

"For example" and "for instance" can be used interchangeably.

2. "To give you an idea …"

Use this phrase to introduce a use case or example.

3. "As proof …"

After you make a point, say "as proof" followed by an anecdote or statistic.

4. "Suppose that …"

This phrase makes your listener the star of the story, which helps grab and keep their attention.

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5. "To illustrate …"

When you want to prove your point, try this expression.

6. "Imagine …"

Asking the other person to imagine themselves in a relevant situation makes them likelier to believe you.

  • single franchise you own doubled their sales. What impact would that have on your life?"

7. "Pretend that …"

Along similar lines, "Pretend XYZ happened" is another effective alternative to "for example."

8. "To show you what I mean …"

If you're using content -- like a customer testimonial, video, blog post, case study, press release, etc. -- to prove your point, this phrase comes in handy.

9. "Let's say …"

"Let's say" is a folksy alternative to "imagine" or "suppose."

10. "Case in point …"

For the times you've made a bold claim and need to back it up with the perfect example, go for "case in point …"

11. "e.g."

This Latin abbreviation (which is always lowercase) means "for example."

12. "Such as ..."

If you need to illustrate a certain point, use "such as " to explain further.

13. "In particular ..."

Is there a certain section of your message you'd like to emphasize? If so, try using "in particular" to highlight the areas of emphasis.

  • "With a custom email sending IP address, your email strategy will reap many benefits. In particular, you'll see an improvement in email deliverability."

With 13 alternatives to choose from, you'll never have to use "for example" again and again ... well, again. To learn more, check out this follow-up thank you email next.

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Article ID: 36
Category: Nuances & Other Food For Thought

 
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