When connecting two dass-clauses, the latter begins with "und":

Dass ich das konnte
und dass es existiert,
ist gut.

Did we not combine junctions right there?

Aber wenn das nicht klappt,
komm zu mir.
Und obwohl das nicht klappt,
versuchte er es erneut.

I am aware that Konjunktionaladverb + junction is possible:

Und trotzdem klappt es nicht.

Duden Randnummer 864 states that junctions can't be combined. How are the two examples I gave to understand, then? Is "und" and "aber" not working as a conjunction in the example, or, could one of the connectors be seen as a Konjunktionaladverb?

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You can't combine two or more Konjunktionaladverbien.

  • Er bleibt stehen, trotzdem gleichwohl es losgeht.

If you want to do such a thing, you have to use a list

  • Er bleibt stehen, trotzdem und gleichwohl es losgeht.

This rule does not apply to true conjunctions that do not occupy a field in the clause.

  • Er bleibt stehen, auch trotzdem es losgeht.
  • obwohl is a subjunction. Your examples don't match your first sentence. May 1, 2023 at 14:01
  • You are right. I had dennoch in there originally. Let's use gleichwohl instead.
    – Janka
    May 1, 2023 at 20:29

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