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    Using 'although'

    "Although he confessed to the crime, the judge let him off."

    Is this an accurate use of 'although'? Or this is more accurate -- Although he confessed to the crime, the judge sentenced him.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    ~Mia~


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    Re: Using 'although'

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    "Although he confessed to the crime, the judge let him off."

    Is this an accurate use of 'although'? Or this is more accurate -- Although he confessed to the crime, the judge sentenced him.

    Thanks for the clarification.

    ~Mia~
    "although" is used when the main clause (the judge...) is unexpected in view of the content of the subordinate "although" clause.
    There is nothing unexpected in your second sentence. After confession, it is a customary way of operation of law that unfavorable sentence is passed on the defendant who pleaded guilty.
    The use of "although" is correct only in the first sentence:

    Although he confessed to the crime, the judge let him off.

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