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Can the coordinating conjunction 'yet' follow a subordinating conjunction?

 
 
cwfool
 
Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2012 12:41 am
Is it gramatically permissible by the rules of Standard English for the coordinating conjunction 'yet' to follow a subordinating conjunction? For example, take the sentence 'Although it is early, yet still I must rise.' This seems to make sense and be correct to me, but if I substitute another coordinating conjunction, say 'but', it no longer seems so: 'Although it is early, but still I must rise.' It seems that the semantics of 'but' are what create a problem here, though instead of the grammar, but I can't seem to form any valid subordinating + coordinating sentence except if I use 'yet', so I'm not sure.
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MontereyJack
 
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Reply Tue 24 Jul, 2012 02:57 am
It's fine, a bit stilted but fine. If you say "It is early, but still I must rise", it works.
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JTT
 
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Reply Fri 27 Jul, 2012 08:47 pm
@cwfool,
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Is it gramatically permissible by the rules of Standard English for the coordinating conjunction 'yet' to follow a subordinating conjunction? For example, take the sentence 'Although it is early, yet still I must rise.'


Even completely nonsensical sentences can be grammatical, CW. This is a pragmatic/semantic issue, not a grammatical one.
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