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    Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Are the following sentences correct grammatically? or is the usage of the word ' nevertheless' in following sentence correct? Iif not then what would be the correct sentences?



    Since you have replaced your mobile phone, nevertheless you are not replying to my calls and sms.
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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Not perfectly natural. Both "You have replaced your mobile phone, but nevertheless you are not replying to my calls and sms" and "You have replaced your mobile phone. Nevertheless you are not replying to my calls and sms" are natural.

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

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


    "You have replaced your mobile phone; nevertheless, you are not replying to my calls and sms."

    NOTES:

    1. In that sentence, the semicolon is absolutely necessary.
    2. I think that in 2014, the comma is optional for many people. (I personally like it, for I want to stress the pause in speech.)

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Ok and also if I want to show time that since
    you have replaced mobile phone.. then can we use 'since'?

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Do you mean 'Since you replaced your mobile phone, you have never replied to my calls and SMS'?

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    For example
    You have replaced your mobile phone, but nevertheless you are not replying to my calls and sms.

    can I use 'since' if I want to show time in first sentence.

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    'Since you replaced your mobile phone on December 1, 2014, you have never replied to my calls and SMS.'

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Quote Originally Posted by shahjehansoomro View Post

    can I use 'since' if I want to show time in first sentence.


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


    Maybe the problem is this: "Since" can mean "because" or "from the time when."

    I think that you want to say "from the time when." Am I right?

    It might be clearer, then, if you put the "since" clause at the end. Then there will be less confusion:

    "You have not replied to my calls since you replaced your mobile phone two months ago."

    Compare: "Since [because] you have not replied to any of my calls, I am immediately terminating our friendship."

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    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Yes

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    #10

    Re: Usage of 'nevertheless'

    Yes, what?
    If you want to use "since" do not use "nevertheless."
    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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