Though, Although and But | English Grammar

Learn and improve your English grammar with our lessons and exercises. In this lesson we will learn about the conjunctions though and although.

Though and although are conjunctions. They have the same meaning.

  • Although she is rich, she is not happy. / Though she is rich, she is not happy.
  • Although / though he is fat, he can run fast.
  • Though / although she was ill, she went to work.
  • Although / though it was cold outside, we went for a walk.
  • Although / though she tried hard, she could not win the prize.

Though can be used as an adverb. In this case, it means ‘however’.

  • ‘Nice house.’ ‘Yes, a bit small, though.’

Though and but

Though is a subordinating conjunction and but is a coordinating conjunction. Note that both words are used to connect contrasting ideas. Use either although/though or but to connect two clauses.

  • Though she delivered a brilliant performance, she could not win the award.
  • She delivered a brilliant performance, but she could not win the award. (NOT Though she delivered a brilliant performance, but she could not win the award.)
  • Although / though he was rushed to hospital, he could not be saved.
  • He was rushed to hospital but he could not be saved. (NOT Though he was rushed to hospital, but he could not be saved.)
See also  Though And Although | Grammar Worksheets For Class 8

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