Nonetheless/nevertheless

Melissa Proffitt Melissa at Proffitt.com
Thu Apr 24 12:27:34 EDT 2003


On Wed, 23 Apr 2003 14:27:47 -0700 (PDT), Jon Noble wrote:

>
>--- "Ian W. Riddell" <iwriddell at charter.net> wrote:

>> 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?

Well, "nonetheless" tastes like strawberries with cream...

Melissa Proffitt
feeling decidedly strange today

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