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what difference in the effect of expression that adversative words make with varying positions in a clause?

I read from Hammer's Grammar that such adversative particles as 'aber', 'doch', 'jedoch' will produce different effects of expression with varying positions in a clause; for example: (i) er ...
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What's the difference between “streiten” and “sich streiten”?

In Langenscheidt Großwörterbuch Deutsch als Fremdsprache, I read the following usages of streiten in the sense of quarrel: As an intransitive verb: "Er stritt mit seinem Bruder um das Spielzeug." ...
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is the pragmatic usage of 'jedoch' restricted to qualification?

I read from Farrell's Dictionary of German Synonyms that 'jedoch' is only used to qualify a preceding absolute statement; however, this seems unsupported by the following example I read in Duden: ...