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Hello,

I have to fill in the blank with however, nevertheless, even so

1. In the exam, I didn't know the answer of the sixth question ------------ I wrote something.

(both nevertheless, however seem ok to me)

2. When we got there we wrere very disappointed ------------------ we decided to camp there.

(even so, nevertheless, however seem ok to me)

3. I know it is difficult ------------------ if you don't try it you will never do it.(however)

My answers are in braces.

Actually I am very mucth confused anout the usage of these words, as all seem similar in meaning.

Could anybody explain the proper usage of these?
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Hi guys,

I have to fill in the blank with 1. In the exam, I didn't know the answer of the sixth question ------------ I wrote something.

All 3 seem OK here

2. When we got there we wrere very disappointed ------------------ we decided to camp there.

All 3 seem OK here. But these are really two sentences.

3. I know it is difficult ------------------ if you don't try it you will never do it.(however)

All 3 seem OK here. But these are really two sentences.

This seems like an unhelpful exercise to me, because there are no clear signals in these sentences to force you to choose one over the others.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hello,

I have to fill in the blank with however, nevertheless, even so

1. In the exam, I didn't know the answer of the sixth question; EVEN SO,/NEVERTHELESS,/HOWEVER, I wrote something.

(both nevertheless, however seem ok to me)

2. When we got there we wrere very disappointed; ------------------, we decided to camp there.

(even so, nevertheless, however seem ok to me. TO ME EITHER)

3. I know it is difficult; ------------------, if you don't try it you will never do it.(EVEN SO/however/nevertheless)

Nevertheless is the more formal equivalent of however. They are used after concessions to contast like with on the other hand, to mean despite anything to the contrary.


Even so: in spite of anything to the contrary; used to contrast like be that as it may, usally after concessions. It means however, nevertheless.


to me nevertheless and however means the followings: what has been said is true, but on the other hand, strange though as it may appear, what I am going to say is also true.


Even so is more like be that as it may.


To me, even so has stronger rethorical effect than the other two.
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Hanuman_2000Hello,

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In my country if we do any favour the others say thank you.
I do not think it should be a matter of where you are from.
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Hello,

Thanks to all of you for helping me.