#EngTrivia: How to use ‘Albeit’?

Heyya, fellas! How was your day? Mine was great, albeit very tiring.

Now… if you ever wondered how to use the word ‘albeit’, today’s session is for you. Let’s start, shall we?

What does ‘albeit’ mean?

 

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‘Albeit’ means:

  • though,
  • although,
  • even though,
  • despite (it) being.

However, ‘albeit’ is not interchangeable with those words.

A more accurate meaning of ‘albeit’ is: ‘although it is’ or ‘although it be’.

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How to use the word ‘albeit’?

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‘Albeit’ is often used to introduce an adjectival phrase or an adverbial phrase which refers to the preceding noun or verb.

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Extra 1 – What is an adjectival phrase?
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An adjectival phrase is a group of words that tells us something about the noun it is modifying.

For more information on Adjectival Phrase, head over to the following post: #EngTrivia: Adjectival Phrase

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Extra 2 – What is an adverbial phrase?
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An adverbial phrase is a group of words which play the role of an adverb. It describes when, where, or how something happens.

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And that’s a wrap, fellas! I hope the explanation was not too confusing.

I’ll see you again next week. Take care! XOXO

Compiled and written by @miss_qiak for @EnglishTips4U on Wednesday, November 2, 2016.

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