What Is Their Main Difference?
Parts of Speech
'Although' and 'yet' are conjunctions. However, they are categorized n different types of conjunctions.
- 'Although' is a subordinating conjunction.
- 'Yet' is a coordinating conjunction.
Both are also classified as conjunctions of concession and contrast.
Take a look at the following examples:
The mayor is known for lying;
Position in a Sentence
As mentioned earlier, 'although' is a subordinating conjunction therefore it connects two dependent clauses. We can place 'although' at the beginning or the middle of the sentence and the meaning of the sentence would not change.
'Yet' is a coordinating conjunction. It only connects two meaningful independent clauses that are grammatically similar. We cannot place 'yet' at the beginning of the sentence as the final product would not be a sentence but a sentence fragment.
Take a look at the examples below for clarity:
✓ They didn't learn,
✓ He spent hours teaching,
Yet they didn't learn, he spent hours teaching.
Take another look at the examples illustrated above. 'Although' introduces reason while 'yet' introduces result.
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