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Thread #132499   Message #4059482
Posted By: Doug Chadwick
16-Jun-20 - 06:31 AM
Thread Name: BS: Language Pet Peeves
Subject: RE: BS: Language Pet Peeves
I don't see 'although' and 'albeit' as being direct equivalents. Depending on context, I feel that there are subtle differences. 'Although' acknowledges that there is an alternative or condition; 'albeit' is more of a reluctant acceptance of the same.

Even if the two words are directly equivalent, why is one better than the other. I do not accept that 'albeit' is pompous. Reverse snobbery is no justification.