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    #1

    however I didn't like/I didn't like....however...

    Hi everyone,
    I am in doubt about the position of "however" in a sentence. Are my both examples possible? And how do I know before which clause to put "however" when I want to link together two clauses into one sentence?

    1. I learnt English easily. However I didn't like my teacher.
    2. However I didn't like my teacher,I learnt English easily.

    3. We enjoyed our holiday. However it rained a lot.
    4. However it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.

    Thank you.

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    Re: however I didn't like/I didn't like....however...

    IMO, #2 and #4 are not correct. Maybe "Even if" or "Despite the fact that" would fit in better. Also, note that you need a comma after "However".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: however I didn't like/I didn't like....however...

    Quote Originally Posted by charliedeut View Post
    #2 and #4 are not correct. Maybe "Even if" or "Despite the fact that" would fit in better.
    Can "although" also be used?

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    Re: however I didn't like/I didn't like....however...

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Can "although" also be used?
    Yes

    1. I learnt English easily, although I didn't like my teacher.
    2. Although I didn't like my teacher, I learnt English easily.

    3. We enjoyed our holiday, although it rained a lot.
    4. Although it rained a lot, we enjoyed our holiday.

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