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Usage of Although(similar to OG problem), Experts please HELP! thanks!

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Dear experts, once a while, I can see the although clause as the opening modifer in OG problems, sentences like"Although he is rich, Tom lives an economical life. " However, is it legitimate to say:

1. Although rich, Tom lives an economical life.

2. Although a rich man, Tom lives an economical life.

Are they both correct? Could you please explain?

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Although can introduce either a subordinate clause or a modifier. In this case, it perfectly modifies the noun immediately after comma. I don't see any mistakes. As long as you correctly identify the main idea of the sentence, the rest should be easy.
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Thanks! However, I have seen "although + verbed past participle modifer", such as " although sighted", but I have never seen "although + noun", like "although a rich man".
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Use of although with examples - Compiled from the views of Ron

'Although' can appear in the beginning, in the middle or at the end of a clause.

I. When it appears at the beginning of a sentence, it can either be a subordinate clause with a verb or just a modifier without a verb.

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Although the term "psychopath" is popularly applied to an especially brutal criminal, in psychology it is someone who is apparently incapable of feeling compassion or the pangs of conscience.

(A) it is someone who is
(B) it is a person
(C) they are people who are
(D) it refers to someone who is
(E) it is in reference to people
Ans: D
The above is an example in which although is used in a subordinate clause correctly in the non-underlined part

Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer from what remained of the inscription that the priest Zonainos was buried in the crypt. (This is another example of although used in a subordinate clause in the beginning in the correct choice C.)

(A) Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer
(B) Although partially destroyed, the archaeologists had inferred
(C) Although it had been partially destroyed, the archaeologists were able to infer
(D) Partially destroyed though it had been, the archaeologists had been able to infer
(E) Destroyed partially, the archaeologists were able to infer

II. When 'although' appears in the middle of a clause, it can only appear as a modifier without a verb and not as a clause with a verb. In the middle of a sentence, if although is placed after a noun, then the 'although' phrase will describe the noun just in front. However, if the phrase with although is placed after a verb, then it will describe that verb


Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be brought into the country by visitors.( This is an example in which an "although" subordinate clause is wrongly placed in the middle of the sentence as in A )

(A) Polio, although it is eradicated in the United States, it continues elsewhere and is able to be
(B) Polio, although eradicated in the United States, it still continues elsewhere and can be
(C) Although still continuing elsewhere, polio has been eradicated in the United States and could be
(D) Although having been eradicated in the United States, polio still continues elsewhere and is capable of being
(E) Although eradicated in the United States, polio continues elsewhere and could be

Ans E.


Along with the drop in producer prices announced yesterday, the strong retail sales figures released today seem like it is indicative that the economy, although growing slowly, is not nearing a recession.(This is an example in which an 'although' phrase is placed in the middle correctly (in the non-underlined part)


(A) like it is indicative that
(B) as if to indicate
(C) to indicate that
(D) indicative of
(E) like an indication of
Ans: C.



III. When 'although' is placed at the end of a clause, it can never be a modifier but can only be written as a clause with a verb

The Iroquois were primarily planters, but supplementing their cultivation of maize, squash, and beans with fishing and hunting.( This is an example in which although is correctly used in a subordinate clause at the end of the sentence in choice D)

(A) but supplementing
(B) and had supplemented
(C) and even though they supplemented
(D) although they supplemented
(E) but with supplementing

Ans: D
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Although is mainly used to show contrast

Yes both examples u have given are correct.u can also refer daagh post above for more examples

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