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    Upset though she was

    Please, help me with my problem.

    Upset though she was, she managed to behave cheerfully.


    Is the above sentence correct? I mean that though sounds weird; I would use as instead.

    Thank you so much in advance!

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    Re: Is this a correct comopund sentence?

    'As' would be incorrect. 'Though' shows the contrast of ideas.

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    Re: Is this a correct comopund sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    'As' would be incorrect. 'Though' shows the contrast of ideas.
    Thank you so much for clarifying this problem, Piscean!

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    Re: Is this a correct comopund sentence?

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    I would use as instead.
    Are you referring to the following definition?
    'as . conjunction
    6 .though'── quoted from http://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/as
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Is this a correct comopund sentence?



    NOT A TEACHER


    I was wondering whether some of my fellow learners were also interested in the term "compound sentence" that was used in the title.

    1. My books tell me that the OP's sentence is a complex sentence (one main clause = "She managed to behave cheerfully" + at least one subordinate clause = "Upset though she was").

    2. I believe that a compound sentence (two or more clauses "each of which is an independent statement") would be something like: "She managed to behave cheerfully, but she was actually upset."


    Credit: Pence and Emery, A Grammar of Present-Day English (1947 and 1963).

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    Re: Upset though she was

    Teia, please note that I have changed your thread title. Titles should include some/all of the words/phrases you are querying.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Upset though she was

    Thank you very much ! I will remember that.

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    Re: Upset though she was

    Quote Originally Posted by Teia View Post
    Thank you very much[no space]. I will remember that.
    Have you found the Thank button in the bottom left-hand corner of every post, Teia? Clicking on that saves everybody's time.

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