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This is from Mutiny On The Bounty by John Boyne. What's relevance of the word although, could anyone rephrase the sentence for me?
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

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    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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