How do you use although?
"Although" is an adverb, to be used at the beginning of an adverbial clause: Although it is very cold, he did not want a coat.
How does one use comma's with the word although - is it a special case and always surrounded by comma's?
You do not have to use commas with it, because you may use "although" when you are comparing or contrasting two ideas or "things" in a sentence. Example: Although cats and dogs seem like bitter enemies, they sometimes live as domestic pets under the same roof. ============================================== A rule of thumb: If you can substitute "despite the fact that" for "although," do not follow it with a comma. Although he was very short, John could…