English Tip of the Day: 179 However, Nevertheless, Nonetheless

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'However', 'nevertheless', and 'nonetheless' convey the same unexpected result. 'However', 'nevertheless' and 'nonetheless' are more formal and are usually used only in writing. These words are known as connective adverbs. In other words, they introduce an idea that connects to the preceding sentence.

Example Sentences

We're having difficulties with the project. Nevertheless, we'll finish on time.
We've been working hard all week.

However, we'll have to continue next week as well.

Sometimes it's difficult to know whether to use a perfect form (He's lived here for three years) or the progressive perfect form (He's been working for three hours). Find out when to use either form in the past, present or future.

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