Where Can I Use 'Nevertheless'?


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Frances Bott answered
'Nevertheless' is an interesting word of the English language, and can be used in a number of ways - although its meaning varies only slightly. If the word is split up into fragments, the words 'never the less' are found. These words were often used together in common speech decades ago, and they inevitably became considered a singular word as 'nevertheless' is now. 'Never the less' essentially means 'more', a meaning which the word 'nevertheless' still portrays.

Usually, 'nevertheless' is used in place of words such as 'but' and 'however' - so in simple terms it means 'on the other hand'. For instance, the sentence 'Sue has no money, but visits the shops almost every day' could be altered and written as 'Sue has no money; nevertheless, she visits the shops almost every day'. Note how the grammar structure of the sentence changes slightly with the use of the word 'nevertheless'.

'Nevertheless' is also widely used as a sentence 'connecting' word. For example, if there were two sentences, such as: 'Susan said she didn't like James. But she invited him to her party' the sentences could be made into one with the use of 'nevertheless': 'Susan said she didn't like James, nevertheless, she invited him to her party'. This is often done by writers in order to achieve sentence variation, which prevents pieces of writing becoming monotonous.

Alternatively, the word 'nevertheless' could be used at the beginning of a new paragraph when presents the opposing side of an argument. This helps the reader recognize immediately an alternative point is being made to the one previous. The argument flows with the use of words such as 'nevertheless' at the beginning of paragraphs and makes reading easier. The advanced vocabulary also introduces more word variation, which makes literature seem more sophisticated.
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donna jackson answered
Nevertheless has many uses, and can be used in the following ways.
It can be used in place of however, for example, I have no money at the moment, nevertheless I still plan to go on holiday.

In place of but, for example : Sue has had a very difficult life,
nevertheless she still manages to be cheerful.

It is normally used in the middle of the sentence to join, or unite the two clauses. What's more is a similar form.

So we have, I do not expect you to pay on time every month, neve.rtheless I do expect you to pay regularly.
If you break up nevertheless into separate words, you get a strange concept. never, the, less, so; meaning more.
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Anonymous answered
It can be used instead of However and but..... The main purpose of the usage of nevertheless is to join two independent clauses.

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