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Hi admin!

I would like to ask whether or not my sentence below is correct.

"Although I managed to think all the possible answers for the questions when I received the exam paper, I failed the test."

I put another clause "when I received the exam paper" between the two main clauses of "although" to explain more details. Am I correct to do it so? Or I need to eliminate it.

Thank you very much.

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@Moon Le posted:

I would like to ask whether or not my sentence below is correct.

"Although I managed to think all the possible answers for the questions when I received the exam paper, I failed the test."

I put another clause "when I received the exam paper" between the two main clauses of "although" to explain more details. Am I correct to do it so? Or I need to eliminate it.

Good evening, Moon—It is perfectly fine to have one subordinate clause embedded within another. In this case, the "when"-clause is part of and subordinate to the "although"-clause, which is subordinate to the main clause. There is a problem with your sentence, however. It makes no sense to say that you managed "to think all possible answers." Do you mean "think of"?

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Good evening, Moon—It is perfectly fine to have one subordinate clause embedded within another. In this case, the "when"-clause is part of and subordinate to the "although"-clause, which is subordinate to the main clause. There is a problem with your sentence, however. It makes no sense to say that you managed "to think all possible answers." Do you mean "think of"?

Thank you so much. Yead, I do mean "think of" in this circumstance.

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