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    King Louis XIV of France emerged from the Franco-Dutch War

    King Louis XIV of France emerged from the Franco-Dutch War in 1678 as the most powerful monarch in Western Europe, but ----- he had expanded his
    realm, the 'Sun King' remained unsatisfied.

    A) just as
    B) as if
    C) unless
    D) since
    E) although


    Could you explain me why the key is E?

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    Re: King Louis XIV of France emerged from the Franco-Dutch War

    Hello Volcano1985

    It's used to express an unexpected resultor contrast:


    • He remained unsatisfied even though he expanded his realm.

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    Re: King Louis XIV of France emerged from the Franco-Dutch War

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    Hello Volcano1985

    It's used to express an unexpected resultor contrast:


    • He remained unsatisfied even though he expanded his realm.
    What is "but" to be then?

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    Re: King Louis XIV of France emerged from the Franco-Dutch War

    But is a coordinating conjunction. It joins two sentences. Although is a subordinating conjunction. It heads a dependent clause.

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