Misused Word of the Week

March 27, 2013 § Leave a comment

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This week’s word is one of the most frequent words in undergraduate essay writing.

Avoid starting a sentence with the word “however” when what you mean to say is “nevertheless.”

Misuse:  The days are getting longer. However, we always go to bed at 9:30 pm regardless. 

Better: The days are getting longer. Regardless, we always go to bed at 9:30 pm.

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