Although vs Though vs Even though

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USING  ALTHOUGH”   VS   THOUGH   VS   “EVEN THOUGH IN ENGLISH

Although“, “Though” and “Even though” are all subordinating conjuctions, which connect two sentences together.



Sentences with these conjuctions have two clauses; one “main clause” and the other “concessive clause” ( which include opposite idea (contrast) of the main clause of the sentence. )  

Although“, “Though” and “Even though” are used for the same meaning, expressing the idea of contrast.  But structurally there is a small difference between them.

You can find detailed explanations and examples below.




USING ALTHOUGH IN ENGLISH

“Although” means “in spite of something”.

Structure:

Examples:

  • Although it rained all day, we enjoyed the party very much.
  • He failed in the exam, although he studied very hard.
  • Although she run very fast, she lost the race.
  • They didn’t go to the party, although they were invited.

USING THOUGH IN ENGLISH

“Though” means “in spite of something”. ( “Though” is informal way to say “Although” – the weakest expression or emphatic )

Structure:

Examples:

  • Though the weather was very cold and snowy, the kids played outside.
  • He isn’t happy, though he is rich.
  • Though it was very late, students kept studying.
  • She doesn’t want to go to the doctor ,though she is very sick.

Attention:

“Though” can be used at the end of a sentence.

Example:

  • I agree that she is a good singer. I don’t like her, though.

USING EVEN THOUGH IN ENGLISH

“Even though” means “in spite of something”. ( “Even though” is more formal way to say “Although” – the strongest expression or emphatic )

Structure:

Examples:

  • Even though they were millionaires, they drive old cars.
  • We are still very hungry, even though we ate very much .
  • Even though she was very tired, she decided to go out.
  • He had a good time with his family, even though he was very busy yesterday.

 

AS A RESULT WE CAN SAY;

  • There must be a contrast between two sentences.  ( If the first sentence is positive, the second sentence should be negative in meaning. If the first sentence is negative, the second sentence should be positive in meaning.)
  • As conjunctions, “although” , “though” and “even though” are interchangeable  because these three conjuctions have the same meaning, but the most powerful expression ( most emphatic and formal ) is “Even though”. The weakest expression ( least emphatic and informal ) is “Though”.
  • There may be different tenses between the sentences, which they connect. So while the first sentence is present, the second sentence may be past.
  • “Though” can be used at the end of a sentence.

ATTENTION:

When the clause with although/though/even though comes before the main clause, we should put a comma at the end of the clause. When the main clause comes first, we don’t need to use a comma.

Examples:

  • Even though I have many friends, I feel myself lonely.
  • He was very energetic (,) although he was old.

One thought on “Although vs Though vs Even though

  • June 19, 2017 at 12:14 pm
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    It was a very useful and fruitful lesson for me. I have just made one more step at grammar. Now I am aware of difference among these similar conjuctions. Thank you.

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