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    chance22 is offline Member
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    Default problems with subordinators

    It seems to me that some sbordinators are similar in meaning, so I'm sometimes confused as to how to make a choice.
    1. Granted that you have made some progress, you shouldn't be conceited.
    Can I use "Though you have made ..."?
    2. If he is poor, he is at least honest.
    It is OK for me to use "Though" or "Granted that"?
    3. Though all the world were against me, I should still hold to my belief.
    Can I use "Although", or "Even if" or simply "If"?
    Looking forward to your help.

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    Default Re: problems with subordinators

    Yes, you can use the alternatives you suggest. The differences are ones of degree- granted has a meaning like I accept that, so it's more personal than though, which acknowledges something that is a fact or generally accepted.

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    Default Re: problems with subordinators

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Yes, you can use the alternatives you suggest. The differences are ones of degree- granted has a meaning like I accept that, so it's more personal than though, which acknowledges something that is a fact or generally accepted.
    Thank you very much for the confirmation!

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