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mimi2

Senior Member
vietnam vietnamese
Hi,
Can I use "when"?
"When he was good at physics in lower grades, he was terrible at it in grade 12."
Thanks.
 
  • mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    Thank you, Gaer and Dimcl.
    Is it right that I can use either "although" or "despite" in my sentence?
    And how can I correct my sentence so that it would be natural?
    Thank you for your kind help.
     
    I'd use "although"

    "while" sounds like he's both in the lower grades and grade 12.

    gaer, I do not know. I tended to get better and better at math.

    Actually, physics in the lower grades probably isn't as difficult.

    And yes, lower grades sounds awkward.

    lower than when? Middle school? High school? junior high? elementary/primary school?

    I'd say "despite the fact that...." rather than just plain ol despite.
     

    mimi2

    Senior Member
    vietnam vietnamese
    I will replace "lower" with "low":
    "Although/while/Despite the fact that he was good at physics in low grades, he was terrible at it in grade 12."
    Is my sentence good now?
     
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