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    #1

    if simple = at the beginning or the end of a sentence

    Hello,

    http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/though_1

    - The rooms, though small, were pleasant and airy.
    - His style, if simple, is pleasant to read.

    I would like to ask whether we can put 'though small and if simple' at the beginning or the end of a sentence

    - Though small, the rooms were pleasant and airy.
    - If simple, his style is pleasant to read.
    - The rooms were pleasant and airy, though small.
    - His style is pleasant to read, if simple.

    Thanks.

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    Re: if simple = at the beginning or the end of a sentence

    "If simple" should be changed to "though simple". Yes, you can shift the phrase to the front.
    I am not a teacher.

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