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For example

Although he has eaten a big steak, he is stilling eating, so he must be extreme hungry.

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Although he has eaten a big steak, he is stilling eating, but I have no more food for him.

The matter is, both although and so/but are conjunctions and are exclusive for each other, but what if I put a main clause between them?

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  • No; only "but" is a conjunction. In modern grammar, "although" and "so" are prepositions.
    – BillJ
    Sep 12, 2020 at 15:02

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There is no problem using both although and so in the same sentence. Your examples are both possible although most native English speakers would insert already:

Although he has already eaten a big steak, he is still eating, so he must be extremely hungry.**

(Note: extremely not extreme.)

This construction is common in English:

Although it's raining, we have to attend the meeting, so we had better leave now.

I can't think offhand of a typical example using although followed by but.

Others may well be able to.

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