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    although...yet

    Quite several grammar books and dictionaries compiled by Chinese professors of English say we can use 'although...yet': Although he was seriously wounded, (yet) he refused to quit the front battle line.

    But COLLINS says not to use the 'although...yet' structure:
    Although he was late, he stopped to by a sandwich.
    NOT:
    Although he was late, yet he stopped to by a sandwich.

    What do you native speakers think about this structure? Is it fine and do you often use it?

    Thank you in advance.


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    Re: although...yet

    Quote Originally Posted by joham View Post
    Quite several grammar books and dictionaries compiled by Chinese professors of English say we can use 'although...yet': Although he was seriously wounded, (yet) he refused to quit the front battle line.

    But COLLINS says not to use the 'although...yet' structure:
    Although he was late, he stopped to by a sandwich.
    NOT:
    Although he was late, yet he stopped to by a sandwich.

    What do you native speakers think about this structure? Is it fine and do you often use it?

    Thank you in advance.
    Hi joham,

    I'm a native English speaker from the east coast of the United States. Personally, I don't use "yet" with "although", nor am I accustomed to hear it. Perhaps it's more in use in other English speaking areas?


    I hope that helps,


    Matthew Balson
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