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    Arrow Testimonials notwithstanding

    In the name of the Merciful Allah,
    Hi, please read this: "Do magnets really relieve the chronic pain that is associated with repetitive stress injury? Testimonials notwithstanding, the only way to answer this question is by controlled research." Well, I ask about " Testimonials notwithstanding"; is "notwithstanding" an adjective? and what is the role of this phrase in the whole statement?, that is, what is the relation between it and the sentence that follows? Thanks ahead.

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    Re: Testimonials notwithstanding

    notwithstanding =
    preposition in spite of/despite
    adverb nevertheless.
    conjunction although

    It is a preposition in this sentence, and the meaning is that in spite of there being testimonials from users stating that the magnets work, there is no real evidence to support them.

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