Difference between "moreover" and "however"

Can someone please advise?

What is the difference between "moreover" and "however", when used as sentence linkers?



  • Moreover is like and.
    However is like but.

    Unfortunately, the Oxford Online Dictionary only gives examples consisting of a single sentence.
    Here are some definitions and two-sentence examples from Collins COBUILD online

    You use moreover to introduce a piece of information that adds to or supports the previous statement.
    There was a man immediately behind her. Moreover, he was observing her strangely.
    It is a dull place during mid-year vacations and, moreover, a hot one.

    Synonyms: furthermore, also, further, in addition

    You use however when you are adding a comment which is surprising or which contrasts with what has just been said.
    This was not an easy decision. It is, however, a decision that we feel is dictated by our duty.
    Some of the food crops failed. However, the cotton did quite well.
    Higher sales have not helped profits, however.

    Synonyms: but, nevertheless, still, though

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