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Would it be considered good style to end a sentence with 'however' ? 

For instance, 'Emma cannot go with us to the library. Her sister will be coming to the meeting however.' The type of text is email. 

Thanks

PBF
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If you surf the web a little, you'll see that two similar terms are in use for words like however, moreover, therefore, and nevertheless— conjunctive adverb and adverbial conjunction.

CJ
So, let's be clear, please.
Consider eg The telephone rang, however nobody answered it.
Is it your position that this will be considered correct in a English exam?

Clive
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CliveSo, let's be clear, please.Consider eg The telephone rang, however nobody answered it.Is it your position that this will be considered correct in a English exam?Clive
I'm not sure if you're addressing me or someone else in the thread, but in any case, I was quite surprised to see this exact pattern recommended "for shorter sentences", and the sentence you presented is no longer than the sentence used on that website to illustrate the idea. (Don't ask me which website; I'd probably never find it again. It's a minority opinion anyway, as far as I can tell.)

I don't think there is any such thing as "correct in an English exam" when it comes to these points where the recommendations that students can find in so many different sources are so highly variable. You might be surprised how often what is considered "correct" on one teacher's English exam is "incorrect" on another's, and vice versa. It depends on the teacher — and the textbooks and/or style manuals used for the English course.

Still, my advice would be for students to play it conservatively on any national or international exam of this kind and stick with ...; however, ....

CJ
Or ... . However, ....

(I just used an open 'you' in my last posting, as I wasn't exactly sure who was advocating that position.Emotion: smile )

Clive
Clivewho was advocating that position.
Not me! Emotion: shake

CJ
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I guess besides CJ, there was only one, who else ? Emotion: thinking I responded to your earlier comments and position on "however". The question wasn't about the use of " however" being grammatically correct, if my observation maintains its bearing and clarity. Rather, it was about the linguistic identity of "however". As for the example: "The phone rang; however no one picked it up". I see nothing wrong about it.
As for the example: "The phone rang; however no one picked it up". I see nothing wrong about it.
Nor do I, with a semi-colon. It's the version with a comma instead of a semi-colon that I was objecting to.
Was no-one advocating that?

Clive
The correct punctuation in this case uses a semi-colon preceding "however" (as is shown), but also a comma following "however" (which is missing). The phone rang; however, no one picked it up.
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