RE: Use of "however"?

Subject: RE: Use of "however"?
From: Christi Carew <ccarew -at- rangestar -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 30 Nov 2000 13:05:57 -0800

Responding to both

> From: Bill Swallow [mailto:bill_swallow -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> However you choose to use 'however' is a matter of
> style, however it is possible to use 'however'
> incorrectly, as in "He used to know how until he was
> hit in the head. Sadly, he won't know however again."

and

> From: bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com [mailto:bryan -dot- westbrook -at- amd -dot- com]
> This does, however, raise the question of what truly
> constitutes a rule in a
> living language.

I write...

Gramatically, I would think that the Bill's first sentence is not punctuated
correctly because it is a compound sentence made of two independent clauses
separated by an adverbial connector. (Hope this isn't to gramatically out
there.) I'd have written it (and thought it only to be correct as):

However you choose to use 'however' is a matter of style; however, it is
possible to use 'however' incorrectly...

Is this a rule? Is this style? As Bryan pointed out, what distinguishes the
two?


Christi Carew
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