Languages › English as a Second Language How to Use However, Nevertheless, Nonetheless Share Flipboard Email Print Nadim Salous/EyeEm/Getty Images English as a Second Language Grammar Pronunciation & Conversation Vocabulary Writing Skills Reading Comprehension Business English Resources for Teachers By Kenneth Beare English as a Second Language (ESL) Expert TESOL Diploma, Trinity College London M.A., Music Performance, Cologne University of Music B.A., Vocal Performance, Eastman School of Music Kenneth Beare is an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher and course developer with over three decades of teaching experience. our editorial process Kenneth Beare Updated July 25, 2018 '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. Speaking English is not only about using proper grammar. To use American English effectively, you need to understand the culture in which it is spoken. Here are a number of important tips to remember when speaking English in the United States.