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    Default Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Joseph went to school. He still had a fever.

    I have transformed the sentence as follows:

    Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Is "still" required when "Although" is used?

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    Default Re: Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    It's not required. It's optional. It provides more emphasis of the contrast.

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    Default Re: Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Quote Originally Posted by SoothingDave View Post
    It's not required. It's optional. It provides more emphasis of the contrast.
    Thanks. Soothing Dave.

    Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Would it be better if the sentence were rewritten as follows? And is "were' correct in my question?

    Although Joseph still had a fever, he
    went to school.

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    Default Re: Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Quote Originally Posted by kohyoongliat View Post

    Would it be better if the sentence were rewritten as follows? And is "were' correct in my question?

    Although Joseph still had a fever, he went to school.
    Your new sentence is correct English, but 'still' now has a different meaning.

    'Were' is correct, though many speakers of BrE would use 'was'.

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    Default Re: Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Thanks, 5jj.

    What is the difference in meaning?

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    Default Re: Although Joseph had a fever, he still went to school.

    Although Joseph had a fever, he still (despite this) went to school. -
    Although Joseph still had (continued to have) a fever, he went to school.

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