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Can "albeit" ever be followed by a complete sentence

Eoghan Ryan, at Scribbr {2022) essentially proscribes the usage you ask about: Albeit is a conjunction meaning ‘even though’ or ‘although’.... It is used to introduce a subordinate clause that ...
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Can "albeit" ever be followed by a complete sentence

Can "albeit" ever be followed by a full sentence? Yes The journey was fun, albeit it was a short one I decided to change my major, albeit the decision was made reluctantly It was a fun ...
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Semantic Opposition of 'But': Are These Unlike Constituents Viable Opposites?

I've found a paper that directly addresses this question: 'Non-truth-conditional' Meaning, Relevance and Concessives by Corinne Beatrice Iten. In her work, Iten discusses Semantic Opposition (pp.179–...
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Can "why" be a conjunction?

Why is a just a rather odd wh-word. Its distribution is very limited -- it can only have the word reason as its antecedent, and since it's never the subject it's always deletable. Consequently it ...
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Confused with a sentence mixing conjunctions without commas

In English grammar, this is known as syntactic or structural ambiguity. It occurs when a sentence or sequence of words has two or more possible meanings. In your case, the ambiguity arises from the ...
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Can "why" be a conjunction?

Superficial Answer It all depends on how a conjunction is defined. Now, when discussing whether why is a conjunction, we're talking about a subordinate conjunction. If a subordinate conjunction is ...
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Can "why" be a conjunction?

I would add the following to the OP's observation and J. Lawler's thoughts: Reason is not unique. It appears that synonyms and related words, such as explanation, rationale, excuse, justification, ...
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