Albeit vs Although
Albeit and Although are two words in the English language that are almost similar in their sense but with some sort of difference though. Albeit is more often used in informal speech or writing whereas although can be used in all cases of writing. This is one of the main differences between the two words ‘albeit’ and ‘although’
Loot at the two sentences given below:
1. Although he worked hard he could not pass the examination.
2. He worked hard albeit without success.
In the first sentence the word ‘although’ is used in the beginning of the sentence itself. In the second sentence it is used in the middle of the sentence and in an informal way too. It is also important to know that the word ‘albeit’ is used more as a conjunction and hence very often it is used in the middle of a sentence than at the very beginning of a sentence. In other words it can be said that the word ‘albeit’ is very rarely used in the beginning of a sentence. This is also a very important difference between the words ‘albeit’ and ‘although’.
There is an interesting rule in the case of the usage of the word ‘although’. As you can see from the example given above, ‘although’ can be used in the beginning of a sentence but it cannot be used at the end of a sentence. It is grammatically incorrect to say ‘I had a good time in the party although.’ In such cases the word ‘although’ can be replaced by the word ‘though’ and hence the sentence becomes correct as ‘I had a good time in the party though’.
The example given above also shows that the word ‘although’ too can be used as a conjunction to connect two ideas in a sentence.