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    although I probably should have

    In Oxford or any other dictionaries, although has two meanings:
    1. = in spite of the fact that
    2. = however or but (when you are commenting on a statement)

    I never did go to Stratfordalthough I probably should have.
    This sentence is taken from Collins.

    I'd like to know whether the 'although' in this sentence mean the former or the latter. It is very difficult for a Chinese learner of English to tell the difference between the two.

    Could I ask native speakers to help me please? Thank you in advance.
    Last edited by joham; 10-Nov-2008 at 01:40.

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    Re: although I probably should have

    Second definition.

    (You may thank me now.)


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