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Hi all

______ John was exhausted but he still managed to win

a) although
b) even though

Which is the correct one & why?? Thks in advance!
New Member10
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Guest:
For me, it would sound better without the "but":
although/even though John was exhausted, he still managed to win

about the difference between although/even though I can't say...
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Both have a similar meaning, and you could use either in your sentence. They mean "in spite of the fact that".

I agree with the Guest that "but" should not be part of that sentence.

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But what if it's a MCQ whereby these 2 options are included, so which one is correct???
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Both are correct, provided that the sentence loses the "but", which doesn't belong in it.
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You ask which is correct, but neither are correct in the example you used ! Ditch the but.
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Anonymous:
Giver her a break and answer her question guys, she's obvioulsy a student of English.

Good answer here: http://www.englishforums.com/English/EvenThoughThough/xrgx/Post.htm#68898
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Anonymous:
hi there, dear you can not use although/even though with but, say: although John was exhausted, he managed to win,you also used still in your sentence , how much conjuctions and subordinates etc, we can use one, although/even though, or still or but. try it yourself
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Anonymoushi there, dear you can ...
Please realize that it is not appropriate to address strangers, such as members of a forum, as "dear". Save that for your family members and very close friends and in the formula for beginning letters. Emotion: smile

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