In Chapter 10 we looked at using verbs to show that you understand what a source author is doing in their text. Another important and powerful use for reporting verbs is to show your evaluation of the source and your position in relation to source material. Read the sentence below from an article by Deborah Lupton (1998): Research would certainly suggest that the lay public has a strong interest in health and medical issues in the media. If you shared Lupton’s view and wanted to indicate this in your assignment, you would use a ‘positive’ verb such as show to introduce what she says and then go on to agree with her.
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