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Message de noor56 posté le 18-10-2017 à 16:06:41 (S | E | F)
In this lesson below ,it's used in the same sentence "Although" and "In spite of ".
1/- Although the traffic was bad,I arrived on time.
2/-In spite of the traffic, I arrived on time.
why do they add "was bad" in the first sentence and not in the second one? what is the difference between the two ?
Thank you for helping me!
Modifié par lucile83 le 19-10-2017 07:44
Réponse : Although/in spite of de floflor, postée le 18-10-2017 à 17:16:30 (S | E)
The word "although" is a subordinating conjunction, so it has to be followed by a clause (subject + verb + complement if any). The word "in spite of" is a preposition, so it has to be followed by just a noun (or a pronoun, but it is a noun in the present case).
I do not see any meaning difference in the two sentences you gave, but let's wait for native speakers' replies.
I hope this helps.
Réponse : Although/in spite of de sherry48, postée le 18-10-2017 à 23:12:30 (S | E)
The word although has a neutral sense, neither good nor bad.
'In spite of' has the sense of something considered to have a negative or harmful influence, yet it does not affect the second thing in a negative way.
I hope that helps. Sherry
Réponse : Although/in spite of de noor56, postée le 19-10-2017 à 11:23:41 (S | E)
Good morning ,
Thank you very much for the help you have given.
Have a good day for you two!
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