I want to say something like

My research interest has a big overlap with professor A in area B.

by saying that

Professor A's interest in B overlaps my interest _____

Since this will be in my personal statement, I hope to use an appropriate and formal word in _____. So far the only word I can come up with is "largely". Are there any alternatives?

  • "Significantly"? And I think that word order in this sentence should be different. – zipirovich Sep 2 '17 at 3:53
  • @zipirovich What order do you think is more appropriate? Thank you! – No One Sep 2 '17 at 4:12
  • "Professor A's interest in B significantly overlaps my interest" or "Professor A's interest in B overlaps significantly my interest". – zipirovich Sep 2 '17 at 4:16
  • You're right to use his name first. Perhaps "Professor A's interest in B mirrors my own" – bigbadmouse Oct 24 '17 at 11:56

Although either is correct, I think I'd like the adverb before the verb. "Professor A's research greatly overlaps my own."

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Mostly would work.

Professor A's interest in B overlaps my interest mostly.

Adverbs at the end of sentences might not get a lot of attention from a listener /reader unless they are paying close attention. Because of this, it's best to move mostly a bit further up if that fact is important.

Professor A's interest in B mostly overlaps mine.

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