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While commenting on this question, I wondered what word is most appropriate for the blank here:

Each time I do a compare, the marking method changes to highlighting the entire line, __ I prefer to mark changes with a rectangle.

I thought of but, while, whereas, though, although and however.

Could someone briefly describe the implications and suitability of each of the above in this context? Is there another word which is more suitable?

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closed as general reference by Mr. Shiny and New 安宇, tchrist, Robusto, MετάEd, Zairja Oct 25 '12 at 20:20

This question is too basic; it can be definitively and permanently answered by a single link to a standard internet reference source designed specifically to find that type of information.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

What does your dictionary say for each of those words? –  Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Oct 25 '12 at 18:13
@Mr.ShinyandNew安宇: There's a difference between dictionary definitions and practical usage. In this case, all the words seem to convey the intended meaning but with slight difference is nuance. I feel it is unhelpful to simply downvote a question and state ROFD. –  Gnubie Oct 26 '12 at 8:36
Questions like this need to show basic research effort or else they get closed as "too basic". If you edit your question, it may get re-opened. –  Mr. Shiny and New 安宇 Oct 26 '12 at 12:35

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