How & When to Use However in a Sentence


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'However' is what part of speech?

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Correct the following sentence:

I want to go to the movies. However Jane wants to go to the mall.


Correct the following sentence:

Mike has worked at his company for five years; however, he has still not received a promotion.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

When do you use 'however' in a sentence? You can check your knowledge of this word and how it is used by completing the quiz and worksheet.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on these topics:

  • Part of speech of 'however'
  • How 'however' can be used in a sentence
  • Examples of using 'however' in sentences

Skills Practiced

Use these educational tools to quickly practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - remember what you learned about 'however's' part of speech
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about using 'however' and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on using 'however' in a sentence

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  • Why writers avoid using 'however'
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  • Effective ways to use 'however'
  • Types of clauses