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Person A: "Is it just because you think I am sad, that you want to talk with me?"

Person B: "No, I want to talk with you _______."

In the blank, which word is correct: "nonetheless" or "nevertheless"? Also, can you give an example of the usage?

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The correct word to use in this situation is nonetheless, although it sounds somewhat awkward to my ear:

I want to talk to you nonetheless.

A more idiomatic alternative would be to use the word regardless:

I want to talk to you regardless.

I don't believe that nevertheless is idiomatic here. Nevertheless is usually used as a clause-initial adverb, and doesn't fall naturally at the end of a sentence.

Nevertheless, I want to talk to you.

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yes, the reagardless sounds a lot better. –  theTuxRacer Feb 28 '11 at 15:38
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More common usage in British English would be:

No, I want to talk to you anyway.

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