In english grammar, frequently, though and although are used interchangeably to describe unusual, or surprising contrasting idea to the main clause. But, its degree of contrast is more than “Though” conjunction. It looks bit of confusing; but, you will learn here the proper method to correct use “although” conjunction.
Contrast expressing conjunctions examples
•Even though, Notwithstanding,
•Even if — subordinating conjunctions.
•Nevertheless — coordinating conjunctions
Above mentioned all the subordinating, as well as coordinating conjunctions are used to express contrast to the main clause. However, not all the conjunctions are used for the same purpose.
All these subordinating conjunctions have more or less same meaning but difference in degree of surprise.
You know that the hidden meaning of these conjunctions is “In spite of” or “despite that”.
Let’s see the correct use of “although” subordinating conjunctions for contrast.
•Although + clause of contrast + comma + main clause
•Main clause + though + clause of contrast.
Some important examples of “Although”
“Although” is used for greater contrast compare to “Though” in the sentence. It is more formal compare to other subordinating conjunctions, such as, although and even though.
Rules for proper use
•It should connect two clauses — main clause + depending clause.
•Depending clause should derive it’s meaning from main clause.
•Subordinating clause expressed by although should be used to describe unusual, or surprising ideas for main clause.
•Comma is essential when the sentence is begun with subordinating conjunction “Although”.
Let’s see some important examples of although subordinating conjunction for clear understanding.
Examples of Although
‘Although’ is used for more stronger expression of contrast compare to ‘though’ but lesser to “even though”.
•There is no dearth of solar energy.
•The generation of solar power is still negligible.
•Although there is no dearth of solar energy, the generation of solar power is still negligible.
•The greatest saints always preached peace and love.
•Our civilizations are fond of war and violence.
•Our civilizations are fond of war and violence although the greatest saints always preached peace and love.
•Incidents of food waste are constantly growing.
•Our millions of people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger.
•Although our millions of people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger, incidents of food waste are constantly growing.
•The atmosphere is so foggy.
•The sun is completely out.
•The atmosphere is so foggy although the sun is completely out.
•He has hardly any money.
•Henry often organizes parties.
•Henry often organizes parties although he has hardly any money.