Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 08:44:13 -0600
From: Kat Rose Kat.Rose[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]SPOT.COLORADO.EDU
Subject: USAGE: however
Norman Grossblatt gave examples:
"He is going. However, I'm not." "I, however, am not" and "I'm not,
however" are neither more precise nor easier to understand.
My $.02, FWIW:
An exercise for actors varies the stress on words in a passage to teach
them that *how* they say their lines is as important as *what* the lines
say (and sometimes more important). For me, word order suggests appropriate
stress and, therefore, shades of meaning. For example,
*He* is going. *I*, however, am not.
He *is* going. However, *I'm* not.
He is *going*. I'm *not*, however.
I *rarely* use "however" at the beginning of a sentence (because I find
that meaning is more enhanced when it is elsewhere); when I *do*, however,
I do it purposefully, because in these cases meaning is clearer with it in
BTW, How nice it is to be in touch with other people who care about such
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