sakya kim

Senior Member
Though this kammic cause is in time followed by its result, it nevertheless may depend on (but not be produced by) a preceding kamma-result as its inducement condition.

in this sentence, does the word ''nevertheless'' actually need? because sentence was begun with the word ''though''.

please explain me...
  • idialegre

    Senior Member
    USA English
    You're right that it's not absolutely necessary, but it's not incorrect, and it strengthens the sentence, in my opinion. In spoken English, we might omit the "nevertheless" and emphasize the "may depend on," in order to highlight the inherent contrast. But in written English, we can't do that (unless we use italics or boldface or underlining, all of which I think would be a bit over the top), and so adding "nevertheless" feels very natural to me.