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Use of though, although, even though in English
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We often make contrasting sentences and use though, although, or even though for it. Also, but is used as equivalent to them. But forms compound sentences and though, although, even though are used to form complex sentences.
We will see all the details related to this use here.
What is the meaning of though, although, even though?
Generally, though, although, even though have similar meanings. Their meaning is in spite of or however or nevertheless.
We use though/although/even though to show contrasting conditions which means in spite of something or however or nevertheless
Though is used frequently but although and even though are used very less and especially even though is used to stress your speech
In which clause is though, although, even though used.
As we have seen though, although, even though show contrast. so they are used in the adverb clause of contrast.
In the complex sentence, the clause which begins with though, although, even though is a subordinate clause, and another clause after the comma is the main clause.
Eg. 1)Though he played well, he could not win.
2)Although she was busy, she spared time for me.
3) Even though they tried hard, they did not succeed in their mission.
4)Though the government issued orders, they did not work.
5)Although he is clever, he got fewer marks in the important exam.
6) Even though we help others, we are not helped in return.
Transformation of complex to the compound sentence of though/although/even though using but
We know the sentences with though, although, even though are complex and now we will see how can we transform them into compound sentences.
1)First remove though/although/even though.
2)Then use but between two clauses by removing the comma.
Eg. 1)Though John is right, he keeps quiet.
Answer- John is right but he keeps quiet.
2)Although you prepared in advance, you did not perform.
Answer- You prepared in advance but you did not perform.
3) Even though I told you to read it, you did not listen to me.
Answer- I told you to read it but you did not listen to me.
Transformation of Compound to the complex sentence of but using though although even though
Eg. 1)He informed me but I didn’t notice it.
Answer-Though he informed me, I didn’t notice it.
2)Rita ran fast but she could not catch the train.
Answer- Although Rita ran fast, she could not catch the train.
Examples of sentences with though, although, even though, and but
1)Though people took initiative, they did not persist in their mission.
2)Although people took initiative, they did not persist.
3) Even though people took initiative, they did not persist.
4)People took initiative but they did not persist.
From the above discussion, we can conclude that though, although, even though have a similar meaning which is in spite of something and they work as a conjunction in the adverb clause of contrast. We can use but to remove though and then the sentence becomes compound from the complex.
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