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  1. #21
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    Re: Although or However?

    I think "Altough" is alright, because the comma always comes after the sentence when it is begun with Althoughm but when it is begun with "However", the comma comes after the" However" dirctly.

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    Re: Although or However?

    thank you for this exercice

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    Re: Although or However?

    it is easy in use ,but needs more understand

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    Re: Although or However?

    Although is normally followed by the first event.
    First event: It was raining.
    Second Event (contrasting event): He went to the beach.
    Although it was raining, he went to the beach.


    However is normally followed by the second event (contrasting event) after the first event has been mentioned. A comma is needed.
    First event: It was raining.
    Second Event (contrasting event): He went to the beach.
    It was raining. However, he went to the beach.
    Itís also possible to use however in the end of the clause describing the second event:
    It was raining. He went to the beach, however.

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    Re: Although or However?

    The answer is although but putting "however" in the same choice confuses everyone.
    Last edited by Atchan; 20-Jul-2010 at 22:25.

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    Cool Re: Although or However?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why?
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    Re: Although or However?

    I voted for (( although )) .

    although---Subordinating Conjunction --at beginning of sentence--establishes the relationship between the dependent clause and the rest of the sentence.

    However---conjunctive adverbs---after comma--used to create complex relationships between ideas.

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    Re: Although or However?

    All of these are correct.

    1. Although it was expensive, she bought it.
    2. The purse was frightfully expensive. She bought it, however, because she had no choice.
    3. Though it was most attractive, in the end she couldn't buy it.
    4. Although she bought it, in the end she returned it to the shop.
    5. However many times she shopped there, she never bought a thing.
    6. However expensive it may be, she fully intends to buy it.
    7. Although he fully intended to pay for the merchandise, he forgot, and was promptly arrested.

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    Re: Although or However?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariner View Post
    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
    Hi

    I would not use " however" in this construction[ However expensive, they still bought it] because it is not the same as:

    Although / Though expensive, they bought it. or
    Yet, they bought it.
    "However expensive, they still bought it" sounds a little bit odd to me. It might be correct but, as far as I`m concerned, I wouldn`t use it.

    or better than those above:

    In spite of the fact that it was expensive, they bought it. Our colleague tried to say that, however is usually followed by a comma whenever it is used as a conjunctive with the meaning " nevertheless, nonetheless, even so" etc. I agree with him.

    or

    You can use " however" as an adverb as you have already explained in your last sentence: However hard she tried... [ degree ]

    Regards,

    Teia

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    Re: Although or However?

    However is usually used at the beginning of the second sentences,it refers unexpected result.
    I was very tired,however I cleaned all the rooms by myself.
    Or we use at the beginining of sentence with an adjective or an adverb.
    However hard she studied,she couldn't get a high mark.

    ''Although ''is used for a situation with its contradictory result.

    Although it rained a lot ,the farmers weren't satisfied with the crop.

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