View Poll Results: ..... it was expensive, they still bought it.

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  1. Mariner's Avatar

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    #11

    Re: Although or However?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mad-ox View Post
    however is always isoleted by a comma.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Not true. Consider the sentence:

    However expensive, they still bought it.

    "You can use however before an adjective or adverb to emphasize that the degree or extend of something cannot change a situation" (Cobuild)

    E.g. However hard she tried, nothing seemed to work


    In these cases, no comma is required; actually, you can't use a comma.
    *However, hard she tried, nothing seemed to work

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    #12

    Re: Although or However?

    My teacher told us the difference between these two words when I was in junior 2. We focused too much on grammar.


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    #13

    Re: Although or However?

    although

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    #14

    Question Re: Although or However?

    Yes its expensive and cheap and ugly etc so here we use however . idont need it

    but

    Yes its expensive and cheap and ugly etc so here we use althought . i need it

    its true or false ?


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    #15

    Re: Although or However?

    When use as a discourse marker (to help you organise your ideas and set logical relations between them in the discourse) 'however' establishes a contrast, but not between ideas within the same sentence but between ideas in different sentences (adjoining sentences or paragraphs). Although expresses 'concession', and it is a conjunction.

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    #16

    Re: Although or However?

    They bought it, although it was expensive.
    Although it was expensive, they still bought it.

    (Still is superfluous)

    They bought it; however, it was expensive.

    However is not a conjunction but an adverb; therefore (that acts like however) a new clause should start.

    Although and though are conjunctions; therefore they can join sentences together but do not blindly put commas everywhere.

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    #17

    Re: Although or However?

    Surely however, the however in however hard she tried, nothing seemed to work is different from he was born in Paris; however, he is not French?

    The however in however hard she tried, has a different function and hence a different meaning to my however for the former is synoymous with the phrase
    no matter how hard she tried ...

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    #18

    Re: Although or However?

    I agree, but the usage seems unusual? "However (it was) expensive, they still bought it". They bought it no matter how expensive it was.

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    #19

    Re: Although or However?

    Ilva you may check it up in a dictionary:
    Although:
    - despite the fact : she walked home by herself, although she knew that it was dangerous
    - but : She'll be coming tonight, although I don't know exactly when.

    In Spanish we say aunque



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    #20

    Smile Re: Although or However?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why?
    cause this talks about contrast you the conjunctions of adverbs of contrast they are (Though,Although,Even though) use this if still have problem. Good luck friend........

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