Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Using albeit (conj)

There are a couple of things to remember about using albeit (a conjunction): first, its meaning is similar to even though, although, despite, in spite of, and but, which means it conveys contrasting ideas; second, it's followed by an adjective, an adverb, or a prepositional phrase; third, it's usually followed by a negative idea.

like this:
1. The course was informative and exciting, albeit tough.
2. Some people said the food at the party wasn't very good. However, the guests did finish everything on their plates, albeit slowly.
3. They saw a lot of New York City in just two days, albeit from the top deck of a sightseeing bus.
4. It was a great party. It was a lot of fun, albeit very crowded.
5. His experience, albeit through internships, is quite extensive.

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