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    #1

    Thumbs up still vs anyway

    I wanted to know the difference between still and anyway.
    Can I say: I have one assignment due next week and/but I am still happy; or I have one assignment due next week and/but I am happy anyway.

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    #2

    Re: still vs anyway

    I do not see how they are related.
    Does assignment make one unhappy?

    Not a teacher

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    #3

    Re: still vs anyway

    In many cases,
    Subject still complement and
    Subject to be complement anyway
    are the same.

    It's raining, but we are still going.
    It's raining, but we are going anyway.

    I have a lot to do, but I'm still in a good mood.
    I have a lot to do, but I'm in a good mood anyway.
    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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    #4

    Re: still vs anyway

    But there are contextual differences. "You're still the one" is a far cry from "You're the one anyway." "Still" is more associated with positive assertions, and "anyway" with negative ones.

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    #5

    Re: still vs anyway

    I am not sure I agree with that. The word "still" denotes an ongoing situation, positive or negative.

    I am still happy.
    I am still proud.
    I am still thankful.

    I am still angry.
    I am still unhappy.
    I am still dissatisfied.
    Last edited by Barb_D; 27-Dec-2014 at 17:28.

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