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However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyong its means , it is difficult to find broad support for a movement towar a minimal state.

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However, i don't understand why we can use "However" here. Does it mean nevertheless?

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judokan wrote:
However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyong its means , it is difficult to find broad support for a movement towar a minimal state.

OA is (A)

However, i don't understand why we can use "However" here. Does it mean nevertheless?

Thank you.


here 'however' is an adverb.

"however" used at the beginning of a sentence, without a comma, means “in whatever manner” or “to whatever extent.”

You shouldn't use However - whenever it means 'nevertheless' - at the beginning of any sentence.
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Thanks Alpha,

If I cannot use However - whenever it means 'nevertheless' - at the beginning of any sentence.

Why it ok to write:
I like reading. However, I am blind.
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here 'however' is an adverb.

"however" used at the beginning of a sentence, without a comma, means “in whatever manner” or “to whatever extent.”

You shouldn't use However - whenever it means 'nevertheless' - at the beginning of any sentence.
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“in whatever manner” or “to whatever extent.”

I don't quite understand the exact meaning of these. Sorry, I am not a native English speaker.

Is there any other word carry the same meaning?

Can I use even though in this question?

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hi alpha_plus_gamma,

explanation for however so far clear - could you please also explain when to use

despite vs. even though vs. although vs. in spite of

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hi alpha_plus_gamma,

explanation for however so far clear - could you please also explain when to use

despite vs. even though vs. although vs. in spite of

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Let me try:
BUT is used to express contrast that belies normal expectation. “I took the GMAT but did not apply to
Business schools’ is an example of such contrast


ALTHOUGH is used to express POSITIVE CONTRAST given a NEGATIVE situation. “Although I
did not score well on the GMAT, I was accepted at Harvard.”


DESPITE is used to express NEGATIVE CONTRAST given a positive or beneficial situation.
“Despite the fact that he is rich, he is miserable.”

HOWEVER is used to express contrast and is used at the head of a new sentence. “I was accepted at
Harvard; however, I did not accept the offer.”


NEVERTHELESS is used as a CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB to express a contrast. “He was accepted
at Harvard but he was NEVERTHELESS unexcited.”
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judokan wrote:
However much United States voters may agree that there is waste in government and that the government as a whole spends beyong its means , it is difficult to find broad support for a movement towar a minimal state.

OA is (A)

However, i don't understand why we can use "However" here. Does it mean nevertheless?

Thank you.



"However" and " nevertheless" are contrast words.
However - used at the beginning of teh sentence
Nevertheless - can within the sentence
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reiswaffel wrote:
hi alpha_plus_gamma,

explanation for however so far clear - could you please also explain when to use

despite vs. even though vs. although vs. in spite of

thanks a lot


Let me try:
BUT is used to express contrast that belies normal expectation. “I took the GMAT but did not apply to
Business schools’ is an example of such contrast


ALTHOUGH is used to express POSITIVE CONTRAST given a NEGATIVE situation. “Although I
did not score well on the GMAT, I was accepted at Harvard.”


DESPITE is used to express NEGATIVE CONTRAST given a positive or beneficial situation.
“Despite the fact that he is rich, he is miserable.”

HOWEVER is used to express contrast and is used at the head of a new sentence. “I was accepted at
Harvard; however, I did not accept the offer.”


NEVERTHELESS is used as a CONJUNCTIVE ADVERB to express a contrast. “He was accepted
at Harvard but he was NEVERTHELESS unexcited.”



Neat, I didn't know... :)....tooomba chenna!! :)
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Please, explain to me of ALTHOUGH and DESPISE. I do not understand of NEGATIVE, POSITIVE. Please, help
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