Is notwithstanding formal?

Asked by Kimberly Koch on September 16, 2021

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It is good to hear from you and to be asked about the word 'notwithstanding', which, although a_little unusual because it is quite formal, is a very useful word. Notwithstanding is a synonym of despite or in spite of something, and so we use it to indicate an aspect of contrast.

How do you you use a semicolon? Using Semicolons

  1. A semicolon is most commonly used to link (in a single sentence) two independent clauses that are closely related in thought.
  2. Use a semicolon between two independent clauses that are connected by conjunctive adverbs or transitional-phrases.

What kind of word is notwithstanding? Notwithstanding can also function as an adverb. Its meaning is close to “nevertheless” or“in spite of this”: Although he didn't have a lot of experience, they decided to hire him notwithstanding. Finally, notwithstanding can serve as a conjunction.

What does in spite mean? In spite of has the connotation of doing something with a bit of rebellion or desire to irritate as a motivation. spite : Ill will or hatred toward another, accompanied with the disposition to irritate, annoy, or thwart; a desire to vex or injure; petty malice; grudge;-rancor.

What part of speech is notwithstanding? notwithstanding

part of speech: preposition
part of speech: conjunction
definition: in spite of the fact that; although. They brought him along, notwithstanding he was too ill to be_moved.
part of speech: adverb