Conjunction "albeit"

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I'd like to know the usage of  "albeit."  I know that "though" and "although" are more common.

What I want to know is whether you can use "albeit" the same way as "though" or "although" ,

I mean, syntactically and semantically. For example, do you ever say "Albeit it is small, the apartment is expensive." instead of saying "Though it is small, the apartment is expensive." or "Although it is small, the apartment isexpensive."

 

I'd appreciate it  if you could answer the above question.

Thank you very much.

 

Takao Fujita(fujita@hgu.ac.jp)
 

asked Feb 03 '11 at 10:27 Takao Fujita New member

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Takao, 

 

Simply, albeit is used in place of 'although/though it is/are/etc.'  It is used just like although and though.

 

To answer your question, we do use: "Albeit it is small, the apartment is expensive." to replace "Though it is small, the apartment is expensive." or "Although it is small, the apartment isexpensive." 

 

However, "Albeit it is small, the apartment is expensive."  is incorrect.  Because albeit already includes it  (- - it) and is (-be-), you don't have to write it again in the sentence.  You should use it like so:

 

"Albeit small, the apartment is expensive." 

 

I hope this helps.

 

Best, 

 

Kim

link comment answered Feb 03 '11 at 12:17 Kimberly Expert

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