The word ‘however’ is used to argue against the previously said statement. It can be used as an adverb and as a conjunction.
International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) of however : /haʊˈɛvə/
Synonyms of however: Nevertheless, but, though, still, inspite of that, no matter how, in whatever way, etc.
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Examples of ‘However’ in Spoken English:
I invited Prashant to my birthday party. However, he didn’t come.
Suppose you have invited some of friends to your birthday party and one your friend refuses to come due to some reasons. Then you can use the word however in making a sentence.
Naveen wanted to be his boyfriend. However, Shivani doesn’t think like that.
Let us consider a situation that you love someone. But the other person don’t feel same for you. You can apply the above situation using it to make a sentence while learning english.
I reach at school just two minute late. However, teacher still punished me.
You can use the word however in spoken english by considering a situation that you reach a bit late at school and your teacher still punished you.
Sachin made only 20 runs. However, he is a good batsman.
Suppose you are playing cricket with some of your friends and the best player in your team got out immediately. Then you can use this situation to make a sentence while learning english.
He is not good in speaking english. However, he tried his best.
Suppose that you don’t have good command over english language. But still you try to speak. This situation can be used in making a sentence in spoken english.
He was too much tired. However, he tried to finish the work.
Let us consider a situation that you are in office. After working for hours you got tired but you have finished your work too. You can apply the above situation to learn english by using the word ‘however’.
I bought him a jacket. However he was not happy.
Suppose you bought some clothes for your younger brother and he didn’t like them at all. Then, in this condition, you can use the word however in spoken english.
He is a good student. However, he got very less marks.
‘However’ can be used to describe the quality of a person regardless the bad things he posses.
I didn’t even know about the situation. However, i managed to get away with it.
If you suddenly get into a trouble but somehow you managed to escape from it. This condition can be utilised to learn english by using however in a sentence in spoken english.
He looks innocent. However he is experienced.
‘However’ can also be used to describe two different qualities of a person like we have used it in the above sentence.
Common Errors that occur using ‘however’ in Spoken English:
The most common mistake that people frequently make using ‘however’ is that they do not place the comma after the word however. And sometimes they put comma before the word however which is wrong.
Here are some examples you must go through to have a better understanding where to use comma while making a sentence.
- Pankaj don’t have too many friends, however, he is friendly with everyone. (✕)
- Pankaj don’t have too many friends. However, he is friendly with everyone. (✓)
- I don’t worship, however I do believe in god. (✕)
- I don’t worship. However, I do believe in god. (✓)