Posted on 10/04/2020 at 12:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Perhaps you’ve been using “while” and “although” interchangeably, or perhaps you’re like Mignon Fogarty and have cringed at such usage for years.

But she has a confession: Her disdain for it is personal preference and not actually a language rule.

Head to the Grammar Girl blog for an explanation of why “while” and “although” can be used in the same scenarios and for bonus facts about “although” versus “though” and “while” versus “whilst.”

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