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    reservations at the beginning

    Please take a view to my sentences.
    Even though I have to admit that I had reservations at the beginning, the business was still worthwhile for me.
    Although I have to admit that I initially had reservations, the business was still worthwhile for me.

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    Re: reservations at the beginning

    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    Please take a view to look at my sentences.
    Although/Even though I have to admit that I had reservations at the beginning, the business was still worthwhile for me.
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    Although I have to admit that I initially had reservations, but the business was still worthwhile for me.

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    Re: reservations at the beginning

    Although I have to admit that I initially had reservations, but the business was still worthwhile for me.
    I don't see the point why this sentence is wrong.

    What about this sentence for example?
    Although I have to admit when I was young I did believe that prosperity would trickle down to everyone.

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    Re: reservations at the beginning

    You need to pay closer attention to your punctuation to avoid potential problems with your sentences. For example, consider using a semicolon in the first sentence or even splitting it into two sentences.
    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    Although, I have to admit that I initially had reservations; but the business was still worthwhile for me.
    or
    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    Although, I have to admit that I initially had reservations. However, the business was still worthwhile for me.
    Quote Originally Posted by britfan View Post
    What about this sentence for example?
    Although, I have to admit when I was young I did believe that prosperity would trickle down to everyone.
    See above.

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    Re: reservations at the beginning

    I would not use a comma after although. The near synonym however would require one.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: reservations at the beginning

    Perhaps, but I think it's useful in such sentences to clarify that the intended meaning is not even though.

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