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    John failed his math test, although he was studying hard.
    can i ommit the "he was" and say, "John failed his math test, although studying hard?"

    thanks

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    Re: although

    No, you cannot.

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    #3

    Re: although

    Quote Originally Posted by mengta View Post
    John failed his math test, although he was studying hard.
    can i ommit the "he was" and say, "John failed his math test, although studying hard?"

    thanks
    you can do like this

    "John failed his math test, despite studying hard"

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    #4

    Re: although

    John failed the math test although/even though he studied hard

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    Re: although

    Although studying hard, John failed his math test.

    is this one correct?

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    #6

    Re: although

    No; it's 'despite' again- use 'despite' with a gerund.

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    #7

    Re: although

    Quote Originally Posted by mengta View Post
    Although studying hard, John failed his math test.

    is this one correct?
    No, that doesn't work. "Despite" puts the present participle in the past better than "although". The studying preceded his failed exam.

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