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    Is "however" a conjunction?

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by marcusl, Oct 17, 2009.

    I read in a book that "however" is a conjunction. Does that mean if I wrote:

    However, he was wrong.

    That would be a sentence fragment? Thanks.
     
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    Check a dictionary, and you will see that however can be either a conjunction or an adverb. In the sentence above, it is used as an adverb.

    You should always look at a dictionary first for this kind of question. Many common words take on different parts of speech for different meanings and contexts.
     
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    you can get a much quicker and more detailed answer to such questions, by keeping a good online dictionary in your favorites menu and consulting that, before asking them of folks here...

    you'll find a link to the one i use, along with links to other helpful writing resources, in the sticky at the top of this section...
     

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