End of ADS-L Digest - 9 Jun 1996 to 10 Jun 1996 *********************************************** There are 3 messages totalling 63 lines in this issue. Topics of the day: 1. USAGE: however 2. However 3. National Endowment for the Humanities ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Date: Tue, 11 Jun 1996 08:44:13 -0600 From: Kat Rose 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 that position. BTW, How nice it is to be in touch with other people who care about such things! [AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]>-->--- Kat Rose Kat.Rose[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]spot.Colorado.edu My words, my rights, my responsibility