Basic+ Word of the Day: although

although (conjuction) LISTEN

Although the apple looked good, it tasted bad.

Although means ‘in spite of the fact’ and is used to contrast two things.

  • Although the morning was cloudy, the sun came out in the afternoon.
  • Although most of my friends read fiction, I prefer a good biography.
  • The professor's lecture was very interesting although it was a bit too long.

Common uses

Though and even though mean the same thing as although. Although is slightly more formal.

Did you know?

Although is used to contrast two ideas–usually a positive and a negative idea. The most important information usually comes at the end of the sentence.

In pop culture

Listen to McAlmont and Butler sing “Although.’

There are other meanings of although.

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