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Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 technology  research  practice

A Research Tip

  • Research & Writing

Nevertheless and nonetheless mean the same thing (‘notwithstanding’), so they can be used interchangeably. Nonetheless is a more recent coinage.

Both started as three words, but over time ended up as one. It’s now always nevertheless, but the three-word form none the less is still seen, especially in the UK.

There is a certain logic to none the less, if spelling it as a single word might suggest an odd pronunciation (non-EATHE-less, with the second syllable rhyming with breathe).

But you’re fine nevertheless with nonetheless.

Neil Guthrie (@guthrieneil)

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