Quick Tip 2: 连词although的使用

Continuing last week’s Quick Tip, I’m going to talk about another connecting word, “although”.

“Although” means that the second idea is an exception to or unexpected given the first.

Here’s an example from Nature:

“Although TRAF3 inactivation has been reported in haematological malignancies and nasopharyngeal carcinoma, to our knowledge this is the first evidence linking TRAF3 to HPV-associated carcinomas.” - doi:10.1038/nature14129

Other words and phrases that are similar to “although” include:

  • even though
  • though
  • despite
  • nevertheless