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    Question The Optima opens up to reveal a full keyboard inside.

    I have posted this question on the one forum but I haven't got satisfied yet.

    I have two questions according to the following sentence:

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    The Smart Phones has a standard telephone keypad and I find them really awkward to use when I am sending a message.
    The Optima opens up to reveal a full keyboard inside. You can also scroll up and down by touching the screen.
    I like the way Smart Phone automatically displays a calendar when you open it up though, that is a really useful function."
    1- What does "open up" mean in both situation ?!
    Could you please give an equivalent meaning from following dictionary:
    http://www.learnersdictionary.com/definition/open

    2- what does 'though' mean ?! Is it conjunction or adverb?!

    According to the following meaning of 'though' in Longman Dictionary as an adverb:
    "though adverb spoken used after adding a fact, opinion, or question which seems surprising after what you have just said, or which makes what you have just said seem less true:
    Two heart attacks in a year. It hasn't stopped him smoking, though."

    But, in the following sentence there is no sign of comparing,contrasting or even surprising two different situations
    "I like the way Smart Phone automatically displays a calendar when you open it up though, that is a really useful function."
    Last edited by nininaz; 28-Dec-2014 at 09:18.

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    Re: The Optima opens up to reveal a full keyboard inside.

    I have posted this question on the one forum but I haven't got satisfied yet.
    In future, please provide a link to the other forum so that our members who might be inclined to answer it can judge for themselves whether or not it is worth their time and trouble.

    Since you posted this you have received plenty of replies here. What is unsatisfactory about them?
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 28-Dec-2014 at 12:57.

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    Re: The Optima opens up to reveal a full keyboard inside.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    In future, please provide a link to the other forum so that our members who might be inclined to answer it can judge for themselves whether or not it is worth their time and trouble.

    Since you posted this you have received plenty of replies here. What is unsatisfactory about them?
    The answer for my second question didn't make sense to me.

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    Re: The Optima opens up to reveal a full keyboard inside.

    'though ..adverb
    used especially at the end of a sentence to add a fact or an opinion that makes the previous statement less strong or less important'── quoted from http://www.oxfordlearnersdictionarie...glish/though_2

    I think the previous statement in the OP's sentences is 'I find them really awkward to use'.

    'I find them really awkward to use... I like the way Smart Phone automatically displays a calendar when you open it up though'.

    'I find you really ugly to look at. I like the way you behave though.'── my example.

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 28-Dec-2014 at 16:23.

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