How to use “nevertheless” in formal writing
This is how to use nevertheless in formal writing such as business emails, correspondence, etc.
Nevertheless contrasts a second point with the first point. It has a similar meaning to despite this:
- The product didn’t sell as well this year as last year, but nevertheless it was a success.
= The product didn’t sell well, but despite that it was a success.
Where do we put nevertheless in the sentence?
Nevertheless can follow but:
- Competition was tough last year, but nevertheless our sales increased.
It can also begin a new sentence or follow a semi-colon:
- Competition was tough last year. Nevertheless, our sales increased.
- Competition was tough last year; nevertheless, our sales increased.
In spoken English we sometimes use nevertheless at the end of a sentence:
- Suarez has a bad disciplinary record and has missed a lot of games, but he’s a great player nevertheless.