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    Conjunctions

    There is something which doubt me: Is there any chances that a gerund goes after "although"?
    My friend has just found two examples in "Oxford grammar finder":
    _ Despite expecting the news, I was greatly shocked by it.
    - Although expecting the news, I was greatly shocked by it.
    I thought I had never come up with any info like the second sample. Could anyone help?

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    Re: Conjunctions

    Quote Originally Posted by belly_ttt View Post
    There is something which doubt me: Is there any chances that a gerund goes after "although"?
    My friend has just found two examples in "Oxford grammar finder":
    _ Despite expecting the news, I was greatly shocked by it.
    - Although expecting the news, I was greatly shocked by it.
    I thought I had never come up with any info like the second sample. Could anyone help?
    "Although could go with a gerund if it were part of a complete clause:
    Although going to the cinema seemed a nice idea, we decided to stay at home..."

    Source :http://www.usingenglish.com/forum/ad...h-despite.html [see Tdol`s answer]


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    Re: Conjunctions

    expecting the news is an complete clause?
    Meanwhile, in Tdol's example, feeling tired is not a complete clause either

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