'Nonetheless' and 'Nevertheless' are other ways of saying 'but' or 'however'. They are often used at the beginning of a sentence which introduces an idea which contrasts with the previous sentence(s). This is very common in essay writing, so it's a good idea to use a wide range of different contrasting words. 'Nonetheless' and 'nevertheless' are especially used when you've said something negative and want to move onto something positive. They can also be used in the more general sense of 'anyway', especially at the end of a sentence.
There were some problems with the initial design. Nonetheless, the company was sufficiently impressed to invest in a full production model.
It may be an old-fashioned point of view, but a true one, nevertheless.
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Three of these sentences use the word of the day correctly. One does not. Which is the Odd One Out?
It is believed that small and regular quantities of alcohol can have some health benefits for certain people. Nonetheless, this doesn’t alter the fact that it’s a dangerous and addictive substance for most users.
Reaction to the new flavours has been disappointing. Nonetheless, we’ve decided to go ahead with the launch in the hope that positive marketing will win people over.
With a full-contact sport like rugby, you can never eliminate the risk of injury. Nonetheless, I believe a good deal more can be done to reduce the risk of serious harm.
Peter Jackson has shown great creativity and problem-solving abilities in his career so far. Nonetheless, he’s also demonstrated superb people management skills.
Interesting link of the day: China deal will beef up market position
Vocabulary from the linked article: pun / to beef something up / a tariff /
Exercise based on the linked article:
Here are some sentences from the news story with ONE word missing - can you guess the missing word to complete the useful expression in each sentence?
The advantage 1 _____ being the first country to sign a free trade agreement
New Zealand exported $170 million 2 _____ of raw wool to China in 2007
China has a high demand 3 ____ wool
China is New Zealand's fourth largest trading partner 4 ____ $1.7 billion of exports and in the year ending June 2006 imports totalling $4.4 billion.
China accounted 5 ____nearly $63 million of sheepmeat and beef exports last year.
China ... has a growing middle-class population looking to increase its consumption 6 ____ protein like beef and lamb
Meat exports have been attracting tariffs of 7 ____12 per cent and 25 per cent.
An FTA that provides for improved meat access conditions will put New Zealand 8 _____ a good position to meet this demand."