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Is it correct to use ‘To sum it up,’ instead of ‘To sum up,’ in the conclusion of a personal opinion essay?

Thomas Tompion
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Is it correct to use ‘To sum it up,’ instead of ‘To sum up,’ in the conclusion of a personal opinion essay?

No it isn’t, in my view. To say to sum it up would raise questions about what this it might be, and I think you need to avoid this sort of intrusive impersonal in English.

Hi Is it correct to use 'To sum it up,' instead of 'To sum up,' in the conclusion of a personal opinion essay? Thanks