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Though vs. Although #1 (permalink) Thu Feb 08, 2007 7:38 am   Though vs. Although
 

hi teachers,

Would you please tell me what's the difference between though and although? And please bring me some usage examples about the said words if possible.

Thanks,

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Though vs. Although #2 (permalink) Thu Feb 08, 2007 10:25 am   Though vs. Although
 

Hi

I came across the following explanation of the difference that seems (to me...) reasonable. It also includes even though case.
I'd be glad if someone comment it - how good it really is as a guide.

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Although vs Though vs Even though

Although - linking word - expresses the idea of contrast.

e.g - Although Amit has a car, he doesn't often drives it.

The clause with although can come at the end.

e.g - Although the cafe was crowded, we found a table. OR We found a table, although the cafe was crowded.

Though - is informal. It means the same as although.

e.g - Though / Although I liked the sweater, I decided not to buy it.

We can use though at the end of a sentence.

e.g - I liked the sweater. I decided not to buy it, though.

Even though - is stronger, more emphatic than although.

e.g -

1). Ram looked quite fresh, even though he'd been playing cricket.

2). Even though you dislike Sanya, you should try to be nice to her.

Note - We can use in spite of the fact (that) in the same way as although.

e.g -

I'm no better, although I've taken the pills.

OR

I'm no better in spite of the fact that I've taken pills.

Quick Tip -- Applicable most of the times but not always ...

Even though -- when the condition given is negative but the outcome/result is positive
eg -- Even though Ram hadn't studied, he passed the exam.

Although -- when the condition given is positive but the outcome/result is negative
eg -- Although Ram had studied very hard, he did not score well.


http://gmat-grammar.blogspot.com/2006/06/although-vs-though-vs-even-though.html
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Though vs. Although #3 (permalink) Fri Feb 09, 2007 1:27 am   Though vs. Although
 

Hi Tamara,

Many thanks for your comments & example sentences.

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Though vs. Although #4 (permalink) Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:02 am   Though vs. Although
 

Thank you very much for the crystel clear explanation of the liking words.

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Though vs. Although #5 (permalink) Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:10 am   Though vs. Although
 

"Though" is standard English. I'd like to point that out.
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Though vs. Although #6 (permalink) Thu Jul 29, 2010 0:42 am   Though vs. Although
 

Thank you for the explanation. I understand it well now.
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