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    the difference between "but" and "though"


    I was just wondering what the difference was between using "but" and "though"
    Sometimes "though" can come at the end of a sentence, is this correct? if so, how does it change the meaning of a sentence?

    eg....Barry likes fish, he doesn't eat it though
    Barry likes fish, but he doesn't eat it


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    Re: the difference between "but" and "though"

    1. Barry likes fish, but he doesn't eat it.
    2. Barry likes fish, although he doesn't like it.
    3. Barry likes fish. He doesn't eat it, though.

    From English Grammar guide. Articles, conjunctons, prepositions, relative clauses, conditionals, determiners, modals, reported speech
    'though', 'although'

    Though, although [and but] are used to show a contrast between two clauses:
    Our new neighbours are quite nice (this is good) though, although, but their two dogs bark all day long. (this isn't good)
    We can use though or although with no difference in meaning. But, some differences are:

    Though is more common than although in conversation or writing.

    Though (but not although [or but]) can come at the end of a sentence:
    My new bike is really fast. I don't like the colour, though.
    Though (but not although) can be used as an adverb:
    I'm not good at maths but I can help you with your geography, though, if you want.
    The meaning of though is similar to however, but though is much more common than however in conversation.

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