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    Can we change the statement after although?
    for e.g.
    Although he was angry, he smiled
    Although he smiled, he was angry
    Are both of the above sentences grammatical and meaningful? and if yes do they have the same meaning?
    Can we change the statement after Although in all kinds of sentences? Are there any rules to determine which statement comes after although?
    e.g.
    Although I invited her to my birthday party, she didn't come.
    Is it meaningful and grammatical to say?
    Although she didn't come, I invited her to my birthday party
    I know the last sentence is a little bit strange and meaningless but are there any rules to tell us which statement comes after although?
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    Default Re: all the things about although

    Not a teacher!

    You should have posted this question in the "Ask A Teacher" section.

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbin View Post
    Can we change the place of "although" in in a sentences?
    for e.g.
    Although he was angry, he smiled.
    Although he smiled, he was angry.
    Are both of the above sentences correct? And if yes, do they have the same meaning?
    Can we change the place of "Although" in all kinds of sentences?
    I mean is it correct to say
    "Although I invited her to my birthday party, she didn't come"?
    Is it possible to say
    Although she didn't come, I invited her to my birthday party.
    In the first example both sentences are correct, but they don't have the same meaning. In the second example the second sentence does not make much sense.

    It works a bit like this with "although":

    Although statement A is true, situation B happens (you are surprised that B happens; you did not expect it).

    Here is an example:

    Although he arrived on time at the railway station, he missed the train. - He did everything to be on time and he expected to catch his train. He did not expect to miss the train (surprise).

    TomUK

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    Default Re: all the things about although

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbin View Post
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    Although I invited her to my birthday party, she didn't come.
    Is it meaningful and grammatical to say?
    Although she didn't come, I invited her to my birthday party
    I know the last sentence is a little bit strange and meaningless ....
    The second means something different. More correctly, you would use the past perfect. But it would certainly be meaningful to say, for example, 'Although she didn't come last year, I [still] invited her to my birthday party yesterday.'

    b

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