Our language gives you the right words to express yourself clearly—so put them to use
One of the great features of the English language is its capacity to allow its users to communicate accurately and without ambiguity. Ironically, it’s this very attribute that can grate on some people’s nerves. What’s the difference if I use while instead of although? Who cares if I use different than instead of from? Since vs. because? It’s all the same, isn’t it?
Well, not really. And if you don’t want to risk being misunderstood, it’s good to know the differences and what’s best to use when. After all, because English offers us so many nuances, it would be foolish not to take advantage of them—and in the process, achieve clarity in our writing and speech.
Let’s take a look at what those differences are.
While vs. although
Webster’s says that it’s not incorrect to use while when you mean although. In fact, one of its definitions for while is “although on the one hand.”
While the consultation is taking three months, the implementation will take only one month.