Today's word is:
It's one of those handy words that, notwithstanding, is over used. It finds it's way into many sentences where it doesn't need to be, yet there it is anyway. Nevertheless, this small three letter word fills a space.
On the other hand...
Depending on how you use it, this list may come in handy for finding another way to say the same thing.
after all, all the same, alone, although, anyhow, apart from, aside from
bar/barring, bating, besides, be that as it may, by contrast
debarring, despite that
entirely, even so, except/excepting, excluding, exclusive of, exempting
for all that
in addition to, in contrast, in spite of that
just, just the same
lacking, leaving aside, leaving out
nevertheless, no more than, nonetheless, not counting, nothing but, notwithstanding
omitting, only, one and only, onliest, on the contrary, on the other hand, other than, outside of, over and above
rejecting, restricting, ruling out
save (for), saving, simply, singularly, solely, still
then again, though
whereas, wholly, withal, without, with the exception of,
Do you have a favorite alternative? Do you over use this word in your writing?