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joh2001smile

Senior Member
Chinese
Hello,
This is from Mutiny On The Bounty by John Boyne. What's relevance of the word although, could anyone rephrase the sentence for me?
Context:
Some time had passed since we had returned to England and, although I had duties in London that I was shortly to attend to, I found that I had a week at my disposal and decided to return to the place of my birth and my rearing and see it once again.
 
  • Rational_gaze

    Senior Member
    British English
    Regardless of the fact that he has duties to attend to, he has found that he has a week free before he must attend to them.

    'Although' has a similar function to 'however' and 'but', but is used differently.

    You could substitute something like "...and, in spite of my duties in London..."
     
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