pandinac at ucc.gu.uwa.edu.au
Sat Apr 26 06:34:02 EDT 2003
On Wed, 23 Apr 2003, Ian W. Riddell wrote:
> OK, I'll bite. What, exactly, is the difference between
> "nonetheless" and "nevertheless"? My dictionary offers each as a
> synonym of the other.
I expect your dictionary is right, and it's probably just a matter of
taste; but there are times when one feels definitely right, and the
other definitely wrong.
It's consistent enough that I'm pretty sure I have a mental model for
which is which, but I'm having trouble figuring out how it works.
Part of the problem is that right now I can't think of a single
instance in which I would use "nevertheless".
"Hold fast to the one noble thing."
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