problems with subordinators

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chance22

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It seems to me that some sbordinators are similar in meaning, so I'm sometimes confused as to how to make a choice.
1. Granted that you have made some progress, you shouldn't be conceited.
Can I use "Though you have made ..."?
2. If he is poor, he is at least honest.
It is OK for me to use "Though" or "Granted that"?
3. Though all the world were against me, I should still hold to my belief.
Can I use "Although", or "Even if" or simply "If"?
Looking forward to your help.
 

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Yes, you can use the alternatives you suggest. The differences are ones of degree- granted has a meaning like I accept that, so it's more personal than though, which acknowledges something that is a fact or generally accepted.
 

chance22

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Yes, you can use the alternatives you suggest. The differences are ones of degree- granted has a meaning like I accept that, so it's more personal than though, which acknowledges something that is a fact or generally accepted.
Thank you very much for the confirmation!
 
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