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    Is it grammatical and meaningful to change the clause after although?
    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 you change the clause after Although in any cases?
    I mean is it correct to say
    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.
    Thank you for your answer.

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    Default Re: all about although

    Quote Originally Posted by mrbin View Post
    Is it grammatical and meaningful to change the clause after although?
    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 you change the clause after Although in any cases?
    I mean is it correct to say
    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.
    Thank you for your answer.
    Your two sentences about "angry" are correct but they suggest different things. Even though in both sentences the person was both smiling and angry, you have changed the emphasis on which one is more important - the smiling or the anger.

    With the birthday party examples, the first is fine. The second is not. We might say "Although she didn't come, I did invite her to my party". The stress would be on the word "did" before "invite" as if you are trying to ensure that people understand that you didn't just forget about her. Again, the emphasis is on a different part of the situation in the two sentences.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: all about although

    Are you trying to set up a record for asking the same question the most number of times, mrbin?

    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...ml#post1009969
    http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/as...ml#post1009968


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    Default Re: all about although

    Wow. How have I missed those?! I must have been too busy banning trolls.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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