However, Still, Yet, Though

We can express the same idea in several different ways. By learning some of these techniques, you can improve your writing skills significantly.

Read the following sentence.

  • Despite his illness, he agreed to be with us during the inaugural function.

We can express this idea in several different ways.

  • In spite of his illness, he agreed to be with us during the inaugural function.
  • He was ill. However, he agreed to be with us during the inaugural function.
  • He was ill. Yet he agreed to be with us during the inaugural function.
  • Although / though he was ill, he agreed to be with us during the inaugural function.

Another example is given below.

  • Despite the high cost of living, many people find life in the city quite attractive.

We can express the same idea in the following ways.

  • In spite of the high cost of living, many people find life in the city quite attractive.
  • Though the cost of living is high, many people find life in the city quite attractive.
  • The cost of living is high. Still many people find life in the city quite attractive.
  • The cost of living is high. However, many people find life in the city quite attractive.
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Manjusha Nambiar

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