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  1. leke's Avatar
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    however is / is however

    Hi, I'm having some problems with this sentence...
    Their emphasis is however on the liquidity which is...
    ...Is it ok, or should it be...?
    Their emphasis however, is on the liquidity which is...

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    Re: however is / is however

    Put a comma on BOTH sides of "however" and it can go in many spots.
    However, their emphasis in on...
    Their emphasis, however, is on...
    Their emphasis is, however, on...
    Their emphasis is on..., however.

    I find the third the least natural, and the second the most natural if you want to be emphatic about the difference.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.


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