Is the following use of "nevertheless" correct:

While this book is outside my subject area, nevertheless, it was useful to me.

  • Yeh, only "While this book is outside my subject area it, nevertheless, was useful to me." Nov 26, 2019 at 16:03

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What you wrote is intelligible but the following word order is more natural:

While this book is outside my subject area, it was nevertheless useful to me.
  • Why the downvote? Does a native speaker disagree that this is the more natural word order? Or that the quote in the question is intelligible?
    – BadZen
    Nov 26, 2019 at 20:26
  • I think that BadZen's complaint is legitimate. I feel that down-voters should identify themselves and explain why. Otherwise, the person answering is none the wiser. Nor are other readers. Nov 27, 2019 at 11:42

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