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The new service was expected to be a success; ____very few customers upgraded their accounts.
A. yet
B. just
C. moreover
D. although

In this sentence, I am confused between “yet” and "although". I think although is more correct, but the answer is yet. Please help me make clear about the usage of yet. Thank you very much

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Each of these words mean different, and would totally change the meaning of the sentence.
The correct answer is "Yet" because it's the only word that would provide the exact meaning.

Here, the sentence means that some new service upgrade was introduced, to lets say some bank accounts, and was expected to be successful but few people used it (so it did not come out as successful as the producers thought it would). So, yet would fit here.

Although would change the meaning in the context that few people upgraded their accounts, still the producers expected the service to be a success.
OR Despite the fact that few people upgraded their accounts, the producers expected the service to be a success

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  • Notice that although = but (the word that you have highlighted) dictionary.cambridge.org/es/diccionario/ingles/although
    – RubioRic
    Mar 22, 2019 at 6:39
  • @RubioRic Here, I think it's using "despite the fact that" definition
    – Bella Swan
    Mar 22, 2019 at 6:41
  • That's not what you have written above, you have used the word "but" to explain the sentence
    – RubioRic
    Mar 22, 2019 at 6:42
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    The main difference between yet and although is simply that Although implies that the customers didn't use it, but producers still expect it to be successful. (Users did not use it firstly, but producers are still expecting it). Yet would imply that the expectation came first, and the failure came afterwards.
    – Bella Swan
    Mar 22, 2019 at 6:47
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    I think yet is right. yet is more equal to but , Although is different. Although looks like: you are right, but no one trust you. yet is more like : no one trust you, but you are right. By my feeling.
    – Mithril
    Mar 22, 2019 at 7:12

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