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samahdaba1983
Syria

missing word
 
It began to rain suddenly ,.....................nobody had expected.
The right answer is which but I wonder if we can fill in with although or when ?
Please give me the answer with an explanation .
Thanks in advanced. 

18 Mar 2018      



douglas
United States

something
 ("it was" is implied)

19 Mar 2018     



Canankiran
France

I would say it with although but with an extra "it" at the end:
 
It began to rain suddenly, although nobody had expected it.
 

19 Mar 2018     



cunliffe
United Kingdom

´Which´ is correct. ´Something´ is correct, so I agree with the others´ comments. ´When ´ is fine too, but like ´although´ it needs ´it ´ at the end. 

Therefore, as the sentence stands, I would not use ´although´ or ´when´. I would use ´which´.

19 Mar 2018     



Eman A
Egypt

i agree with the other ,the answer is although .
 

19 Mar 2018     



yanogator
United States

No, as some others have said, to use "although", you must add "it" at the end of the sentence.
 
Bruce 

19 Mar 2018     



samahdaba1983
Syria

So should I put zero for the students who wrote although ?
 

19 Mar 2018     



douglas
United States

Yes, I  would give "although" a big goose egg (zero).
 
 Bildergebnis für goose egg zero

19 Mar 2018     



FrauSue
France

To explain to your students why ´although ´ is wrong, remind them that ´expected ´ is a verb which needs a direct object - in this case, there is no object already in the clause, so it must be put in the gap as a relative pronoun (which) or as ´something ´ as Douglas suggested.
Were the direct object ´it ´ present after the verb, a conjunction like ´although ´ would be an acceptable answer. 

19 Mar 2018