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    That notwithstanding

    Does "that notwithstanding" have to be followed by a clause or can it stand on its own? For example, "That notwithstanding, you can do as you please on Sundays."

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    Re: That notwithstanding

    It is possible to use it as an absolute construction (like that), but it is rather dated (as is the word 'notwithstanding').

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    Re: That notwithstanding

    Notwithstanding the beliefs of some of the locals, you can do as you please on Sundays.

    The beliefs of some of the locals notwithstanding, you can do as you please on Sundays.


    Both of these are fine, but also formal and dated.

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    Re: That notwithstanding

    Instead of 'that notwithstanding' which is legalese, use 'apart from that'.

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    Re: That notwithstanding

    Quote Originally Posted by Jasmin165 View Post
    Does "that notwithstanding" have to be followed by a clause or can it stand on its own? For example, "That notwithstanding, you can do as you please on Sundays."

    Thanks!

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****
    ************************


    Jasmin,


    While reading a scholarly history of the British newspaper profession,

    I came across a sentence that reminded me of this thread. Here is an

    example of another place where a writer may place the notwithstanding

    phrase:

    Cecil and Hildebrand Harmsworth, who shared their eldest brother's

    disenchantment with Rosebery, took to championing Chamberlain

    in their New Liberal Review, its title notwithstanding.

    THANK YOU

    Source: Stephen Koss, The Rise and Fall of The Political Press
    in Britain (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1984), II,
    21.

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