Nonetheless/nevertheless

Jon Noble jon_p_noble at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 23 17:27:47 EDT 2003


--- "Ian W. Riddell" <iwriddell at charter.net> wrote:
> >
> >
> >(My secret vice: Despite being the kind of person
> who stops and thinks
> >before saying "nonetheless" to make sure I don't
> really mean
> >"nevertheless", I frequently say "I have no idea"
> with more regard for
> >rhetorical effect than for strict accuracy. The
> International Guild of
> >Pedants would have my membership card if it
> knew.[1])
> >
> 
> OK, I'll bite. What, exactly, is the difference
> between "nonetheless" 
> and "nevertheless"? My dictionary offers each as a
> synonym of the 
> other.
> 
Yes, my Fowler's "Modern English Usage" says they mean
the same thing and the only difference is a matter of
taste. Do you mean you have to decide if you are in a
"nonetheless" mood or a "nevertheless" mood?

Jon


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