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    Dear teachers!
    I am hesitating about choosing B or D.
    - In spite of his poverty, he managed to send his children to school.
    A. If he were not poor, he managed to send his children to school.

    B. Although he is poor, he managed to send his children to school.
    C. Because of his poverty, he managed to send his children to school.
    D. Much as he was poor, he managed to send his children to school.
    Which is correct,please?

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    Default Re: Which is correct,please?

    'Much as he was poor' is not natural English.

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    Default Re: Which is correct,please?

    Although he was poor, he managed to send his children to school.
    This would be my preference.

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    Default Re: Which is correct,please?

    "Although he is poor, he managed to send his children to school" seems fine to me.

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    Default Re: Which is correct,please?

    Thank you all!
    1- much as = although
    Much as I would like to stay, I really must go home.(OALD)

    2- "Although he is poor" doesn't agree in tense with " he managed to send his children to school"

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    Default Re: Which is correct,please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    Thank you all!
    1- much as = although
    Much as I would like to stay, I really must go home.(OALD)

    2- "Although he is poor" doesn't agree in tense with " he managed to send his children to school"
    Not a teacher

    I'd like to know which of the following sentence is correct?
    1. He bought a piece of bread for dinner because he is poor.
    2. He bought a piece of bread for dinner because he was poor

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    Default Re: Which is correct,please?

    Quote Originally Posted by hoangkha View Post
    1- much as = although........Much as I would like to stay, I really must go home.(OALD)
    'Much as' can be papraphrased as 'although' when used with verbs denoting likes and dislikes. It cannot be used in the original sentence.

    2- "Although he is poor" doesn't agree in tense with " he managed to send his children to school".
    That does not mean that the sentence is incorrect. His poverty is a permanent state; despite that state, he managed to send his children to school.
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