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    Although? or Just because?

    Hello teachers!

    I've found the following:

    1. It isn't good for your health to keep the window closed all the time (just) because it's cold outside.

    Is it possible to replace "(just) because" with "although or though" in #1 as follows?

    2. Although it's cold outside, it isn't good for your health to keep the window closed all the time.

    Will there be big difference in meaning between #1 and #2?


    Thank you very much for your help on this.

    yam

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    Re: Although? or Just because?

    I think 1. can be otherwise understood as 'It isn't good for your health to keep the window closed all the time unless there are reasons other than its being cold outside'.

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: Although? or Just because?

    You can't leave out 'just' in 1. because it introduces an ambiguity. The two would mean basically the same thing to a hearer, but the first sounds more like general advice, while the second is specific.
    The first means, "Even if it is cold outside [it may or may not be], it's not good to have your windows closed.
    The second is specific - it is cold outside. You could put 1. in a health pamphlet, but not 2. If you changed 2. to "Even though it may be cold outside ...." you could use that in a pamphlet.

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