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Usage of the words ALTHOUGH and THOUGH before a main clause

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New post 28 Mar 2018, 21:25
Hi, members.

I am facing some trouble with the usage of the sub-ordinator "Although" and "Though" when they are used as modifiers before the main clause.

According to this post on the Magoosh blog (https://magoosh.com/gmat/2012/participl ... -the-gmat/), the following sentence is completely wrong:

1. Although opposing slavery on philosophical grounds, Jeff owned a plantation with several hundred slaves.

I understand why it is wrong.

Although = sub-ordinator (introduces a dependent clause)

This sub-ordinate clause must have its own S-V pair and therefore, the correct sentence would be:

Although Jeff opposed slavery on philosophical grounds, he owned a plantation with several hundred slaves.

A. So will the following sentences be wrong?

1. Although exhausted, Rob continued to work.

2. Although in considerable debt already, Tom spent two thousand dollars on a new designer suit.

B. Will the following sentences from the OG also be wrong? I have spun the questions a bit to illustrate my point.

Q 723.

Although covering the entire planet, Earth's crust is neither seamless nor stationary, but rather fragmented into mobile semirigid plates.

Q 773.

Although named for the New Mexico Site where they were first discovered in 1932, Clovis points have been found all over North America.

Q719 - this is the OA.

Though called a sea, the landlocked Caspian is actually the largest lake on Earth.

Here, the sub-ordinator THOUGH is not followed by a full clause.

Q786.

Although appearing less appetising than most of their round and red supermarket cousins, heirloom tomatoes are more flavourful and thus in increasing demand.

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Re: Usage of the words ALTHOUGH and THOUGH before a main clause  [#permalink]

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New post 29 Mar 2018, 05:54
I think you call the reasoning on your own. "This sub-ordinate clause must have its own S-V pair."

How about you give your reasoning for all those sentences weather they are right or wrong and why?
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