among the first

This link was created in response to the following:

they were among the first who

The re-usable link is http://ske.li/esb and looks like this…

appear as

 

This entry was created in response to a student writing:

things can appear as attractive for the teacher

The re-usable link is http://ske.li/appear_adj and looks like this:

approximated that

This entry was created in response to a student writing:

It is approximated that a total of 500 volunteers…

The re-usable link is http://ske.li/estimatedthat and looks like this:

Other verbs can be used with this meaning too. Here’s a link to a concordance showing a range of verbs http://ske.li/estimated_that – it looks like this: