'Thogh' functions as both a conjunction and an adverb. In this lesson, we will discuss how to learn and use it.
'Though' as a Conjunction
'Though' maninly functions as a conjunction. Below, we will see the kinds of conjunctions it is:
'Though' as a Subordinating Conjunction
- One is used to say that despite something, the result was unexpected or surprising. Look:
Percy Shelly was an anarchist
It was raining lightly
- This one means 'but'. Study the following examples:
I saw her come out of the theatre,
My coworker seems to be sad
Position in a Sentence
Since 'though' is used to connect a subordinate clause to the main one, we can put it at the beginning of the subordinate clause or between the two clauses. Look at the following examples for more clarification:
I felt happy,
Please note that whenever we have 'though' at the beginning or in the middle of the sentence, it is obligatory that we use a comma. Please look:
My fiancée felt free,
'Though' as an Adverb
'Though' can also be used as an adverb. Below, we will discuss the kinds of adverbs it can be:
'Though' as a Commenting and Viewpoint Adverb
This one is more common in spoken English. When we want to state a fact, an opinion, etc., and make it less important or less definite, we use 'though' as an adverb of viewpoint and commenting. Take a look at the following examples:
Several emotional traumas in a month. They haven't decided to visit a therapist,
Many people were dead in the explosion today in Iraq. America will not stop,
Position in a Sentence
When we are using 'though' as an adverb, we mainly put it at the end of the sentences. Look:
It looks exciting. Isn't it a bit dangerous,
She is evil. You still care for her
Though vs. Although
Although both are nearly identical in meaning, it is important to know that we can never use 'although' at the end of the sentence.
Idioms and Expressions with 'Though'
We have several idioms with 'though' that are pretty common among native English speakers. Below, we will learn all about them:
- Even though: This one is used to show contradiction. Look:
- As though: This one is used to indicate that something is in a way that makes you think it is true. Look:
She kept ignoring me
you keep shouting at your husband
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