although

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WordReference Collins English Usage © 2019
although - though
used as conjunctions
You use although or though to introduce a subordinate clause in which you mention something that contrasts with what you are saying in the main clause. Though is not used in very formal English.
I can't play the piano, although I took lessons for years.
It wasn't my decision, though I think I agree with it.
You can put even in front of though for emphasis.
She wore a coat, even though it was a very hot day.
Don't put ‘even’ in front of although.
Be careful
When a sentence begins with although or though, don't use ‘but’ or ‘yet’ to introduce the main clause. Don't say, for example, ‘Although he was late, yet he stopped to buy a sandwich’. You say ‘Although he was late, he stopped to buy a sandwich’.
Although he was English, he spoke fluent French.
Though he hadn't stopped working all day, he wasn't tired.
Be careful
Don't use although or though in front of a noun phrase. Don't say, for example, ‘Although his hard work, he failed his exam’. You say ‘In spite of his hard work, he failed his exam’ or ‘Despite his hard work, he failed his exam’.
In spite of poor health, my father was always cheerful.
Despite her confidence, Cindy was uncertain what to do next.
‘though’ used as an adverb
Though is sometimes an adverb. You use it when you are making a statement that contrasts with what you have just said. You usually put though after the first phrase in the sentence.
Fortunately though, this is a story with a happy ending.
For Ryan, though, it was a busy year.
In conversation, you can also put though at the end of a sentence.
I can't stay. I'll have a coffee though.
Although is never an adverb.
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