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    Though (being) an American citizen, he . . .

    Hi,

    *self-made sentence*

    - Though (being) an American citizen, he has never lived in the States.

    I would like to ask if I have to put 'being' after 'though' or not. Can I omit it?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Though (being) an American citizen, he . . .

    Despite not being a teacher, I am quite sure it should not be there.

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    Re: Though (being) an American citizen, he . . .

    ***** NOT A TEACHER *****


    Hello, Ademoglu:

    You have already received an excellent answer from Weaver.

    I thought that you might also be interested in some information that I found.

    1. "Melrose was happy, though he was broke."

    a. A book says that the underlined words are an adverbial clause of concession.

    i. The book says that it means: "I concede [admit] that he was broke, yet it was also true that he was happy."

    2. The book says that speakers often delete words (ellipsis).

    a. Thus: "Melrose was happy, though broke."

    3. If you accept the scholar's opinion, then maybe your sentence is an ellipsis of "Though [he is] an American citizen, he has never lived in the States."


    Source: Paul Roberts, Understanding English (1954), pages 327 and 330.

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