Even though although, but however!

Although some experts say that public projects would be less attractive than private projects. However, the government can do something about this.

Although is a contrasting signal. However is a contrasting signal. Use one or the other, but never both!

  • Although some experts state that public projects would be less attractive than private projects, the government can do something about this.
  • (Notice the comma separating the two things being contrasted!)
  • Some experts say that public projects would be less attractive than private projects. However, the government can do something about this.
  • (Notice that However begins a new sentence and is followed by a comma.)

Indonesian flag Indonesians might want to consider the following examples:

  • Although in Bahasa Indonesia Walaupun is followed by akan tetapi, the English translation of walaupun is not followed by the English translation of akan tetapi.
  • In Bahasa Indonesia Walaupun is followed by akan tetapi. However, the English translation of walaupun is not followed by the English translation of akan tetapi.

Indonesians also need to be aware that the same rule applies to the synonyms of although and however:

  • Even though some experts say that public projects would be less attractive than private projects, but the government can do something about this.
  • Even though some experts say that public projects would be less attractive than private projects, the government can do something about this.

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