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"The Ottawa Senators have made up a lot of ground in the standings over the past week. They still, however, have a long way to go to reach the playoffs for a 12th straight season...."
I wonder if both "still" and "however" are needed here. I think either would be enough as each of them contrasts the fact that Ottawa has made a lot of ground. Or is "still" used to make the comparison stronger (because the team is still 12 points back of the final playoff spot)?
Last edited by retro; 18-Feb-2009 at 02:19.
(Even though they have accomplished all that), they still have a long way to go to reach the playoffs for a 12th straight season...."
The "however" is more editorial, and interrupts the sentence, to bring attention to the opinion of the writer.