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    Can nonetheless and nevertheless only be used for joining two parts of a sentence? Can there be a full stop before nonetheless? Can there be a full stop before nevertheless?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scripto View Post
    Can nonetheless and nevertheless only be used for joining two parts of a sentence? Can there be a full stop before nonetheless? Can there be a full stop before nevertheless?
    These are conjuctive adverbs.

    They can:

    1. start a new sentence (after a full stop)
    2. start a new clause (after a semicolon, but never after a comma)
    3. connect words in a sentence

    1. John had a low-paying job. Nevertheless, he had a substantial bank account.
    2. Susan was a plain women; nevertheless, she had many boyfriends.
    3. It was a small, nonetheless costly error.

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