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    Hi. I've got a question on the proper usage of "though" and "although". I've looked through several sources and have not found a satisfactory answer. Is "though" grammatically correct in the following examples? Could you provide the reason for your answer? Thank you for your help.

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    "Though" and "Although" are practically the same and they can be used the same way. According to the COBUILD dictionary, "Though=Although".

    There are some differences, though. (*there are some differences, although.)

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    I think its better to say 'even though' rathar than though on its own.

    e.g. Even though it was raining we went for a walk.

    which would be almost the same as Although it was raining

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    Quote Originally Posted by C Frye View Post
    Hi. I've got a question on the proper usage of "though" and "although". I've looked through several sources and have not found a satisfactory answer. Is "though" grammatically correct in the following examples? Could you provide the reason for your answer? Thank you for your help.

    Though the deadline had not passed...
    Though the assignment was posted online...
    USAGE NOTE As conjunctions, although and though are generally interchangeable: Although (or though) she smiled, she was angry. Although is usually placed at the beginning of its clause (as in the preceding example), whereas though may occur elsewhere and is the more common term when used to link words or phrases, as in wiser though poorer. In certain constructions, only though is acceptable: Fond though (not although) I am of sports, I'd rather not sit through another basketball game.


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