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    Default Which one is good for informal conversation?

    Which one is more informal and good for conversation?
    sample1."I like cooking, but I can't eat all."
    sample2."I like cooking. I can't eat all though"

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Which one is more informal and good for conversation?
    sample1."I like cooking, but I can't eat all."
    sample2."I like cooking. I can't eat all though"
    Neither. Are you trying to say that you can't eat everything you cook?
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    Yes. I saw explanation in the dictionary like this.

    "You use though to indicate that the information in a clause contrasts with or modifies information given in a previoussentence or sentences."
    "I like him. Though he makes me angry sometimes"
    If neither two of them are not correct, then how about this sentence below?
    "I like cooking. Though I can't eat all of the cuisine I make."
    Is it right?
    Last edited by eggcracker; 25-May-2012 at 21:10.

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    I like cooking, but I can't eat it all. This means that the quantity of the things made is too much for one person to eat.

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Which one is more informal and good for conversation?
    sample1."I like cooking, but I can't eat all."
    sample2."I like cooking. I can't eat all though"
    I'm sorry, the sentences are incomplete.

    I like cooking, but I can't eat all _____________.
    I like cooking, but I can't eat all ______ though.

    I want to know "all what?"

    Here's some ideas:

    I like cooking, but I can't eat all the time.
    I like cooking, but I can't eat everything I cook.
    I like cooking, but I have a lot of food allergies.
    I like cooking, but I shouldn't eat it all.

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jungjou View Post
    Yes. I saw explanation in the dictionary like this.

    "You use though to indicate that the information in a clause contrasts with or modifies information given in a previoussentence or sentences."
    "I like him. Though he makes me angry sometimes"
    If neither two of them are not correct, then how about this sentence below?
    "I like cooking. Though I can't eat all of the cuisine I make."
    Is it right?
    The words are right. Here's the punctuation:

    I like cooking, though I can't eat all off the cuisine I make.

    In this sentence, "though" is functioning like a conjunction. The word "and" is a conjunction. "Though" wants to join things together here.

    I honestly don't like the example from your dictionary. I think it's wrong. If you have this sentence by itself it doesn't make sense:

    Though he makes me angry sometimes.
    Last edited by a_vee; 25-May-2012 at 23:43. Reason: I thought of something else.

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    Quote Originally Posted by a_vee View Post
    I honestly don't like the example from your dictionary. I think it's wrong. If you have this sentence by itself it doesn't make sense:

    Though he makes me angry sometimes.
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    I think that there can be correct sentences and statements that won't make sense unless you have some sort of context. For example, a sentence "I did." does not make much sense without any context, but that does not make it wrong, or does it? However, when you put something like this "Did you see my brother today." before it, it makes perfect sense.
    Or am I wrong (again)?
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    Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?
    Hey man, I like you. I just want to be clear on that. (By the way, after I told you, an advanced student, about "it's" today, I got nailed for misusing it.)

    I can't imagine having a sentence like that. I looked the word "though" up in M-W.com and it can be a conjunction or an adverb.

    I don't know if it's going out of fashion, but I was taught not to start sentences with conjunctions.

    "Though he makes me angry sometimes" is a dependent clause, and they are not supposed to be left alone.

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    You're right. Starting sentences with conjunctions is not something you should do. Nevertheless, that mostly applies to formal or written speech. As far as I know, in informal speech people start sentences with the conjunction "and" all the time. I the case with "though" somehow different?
    Please note that I'm not a teacher.

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    Default Re: Which one is good for informal conversation?

    I would only start a sentence with "Though/Although" if it were at the beginning of a clause followed by a comma and then another clause.

    Though/Although I like cooking, I can't eat everything I cook.
    I can't eat everything I cook, although I love cooking.

    On that basis, the example quoted from a dictionary earlier - ""I like him. Though he makes me angry sometimes." is not, in my opinion, correct.

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