90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.
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as a way of showing how a sentence is related to what has already been said: Prices have been rising. It is unlikely, however, that this increase will continue.
as an adverb (before an adjective or adverb): However hard he tried, he could not control his feelings. (before ‘much’ or ‘many’): ♦ However much they earn, they will never be satisfied. (starting a question): ♦ However did you manage to make him change his mind?
as a conjunction (joining two clauses): You can arrange the furniture however you want. ♦ However you look at it, it’s an enormous problem.