Even Though, Although and Though

The main problem that many students have is with when to use either EVEN THOUGH or ALTHOUGH since they are exactly same in meaning. However, there is a subtle difference, and in today’s post, we are going to look at that subtle difference so that your English is perfect every single time.

The subtle difference is that we use EVEN THOUGH when we want to add more emphasis or importance to the sentence. Let’s have a look at some examples. Before we look at some examples, firstly let’s sort the grammar out.

Even Though is a connector, and when we use it, we use it with facts. We also use it with a subject pronoun + verb, or with the gerund form. Let’s look at some examples:

Even though she has lived in London for 11 years, her English is still shocking.
-We are still travelling through France even though doing it without a car is a nightmare.


Although
is also a connector. It is used in exactly the same way, but, with less emphasis and importance.

Although it is raining, we are still going to play golf this morning.
-I still think Liverpool will win the Champions League although playing away in the first match of the semi-final is a big disadvantage.

Though, can be used in the same way as the above examples, however, when used as an adverb, everything changes. If we do not understand what it means, and furthermore, where it is positioned in a sentence, it can be difficult to understand. An easy way to understand Though in this example is to think of how we use however since they act in the same way. Let’s look at some examples:

-It was the most difficult presentation ever; we managed to finish it, though.
-She said she did not like that car; she ended up buying it, though.

It is important that we use both a semi-colon, and, a comma before Though. As well as that, also notice how we position Though at the end of the sentence when used as an adverb.

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El mayor problema que tienen muchos estudiantes es con cuándo usar EVEN THOUGH o ALTHOUGH ya que tienen exactamente el mismo significado. Sin embargo, hay una sutil diferencia, y el post de hoy, vamos a ver esa diferencia para que tu inglés sea perfecto.

La sutil diferencia es que usamos EVEN THOUGH cuando queremos dar más énfasis o importancia a la oración. Luego veremos algunos ejemplos. Antes de verlos, vamos a analizar la gramática.

EVEN THOUGH es un conector, y cuando lo usamos, lo usamos con hechos. También lo usamos con un pronombre sujeto + verbo, o con gerundio. Veamos algunos ejemplos:

Even though she has lived in London for 11 years, her English is still shocking.
-We are still travelling through France even though doing it without a car is a nightmare.

Although funciona también como conector. Se usa de la misma manera, pero con menos énfasis y relevancia.

Although it is raining, we are still going to play golf this morning.
-I still think Liverpool will win the Champions League although playing away in the first match of the semi-final is a big disadvantage.

Though, puede usarse de la misma manera que los ejemplos anteriores. Cuando However se usa como adverbio, todo cambia. Si no entendemos lo que significa y tampoco dónde se coloca en una oración, puede ser difícil de entender. Una manera sencilla de entender Though en el siguiente ejemplo es pensar en cómo usamos however, ya que actúan de la misma manera. Vamos a ver algunos ejemplos:

– It was the most difficult presentation ever; we managed to finish it, though.
– She said she did not like that car; she ended up buying it, though.

Es importante que utilicemos tanto un punto y coma como una coma antes de Though. Además de eso, hay que fijarse en cómo se coloca Though al final de la oración cuando se usa como adverbio.

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25 thoughts on “Even Though, Although and Though

  1. Tengo que dejaros unas palabras antes de pedir la comida…. La explicación de «though» y las diferencias es buenísimo. Ademas de eso, me voy a subscribir al blog membership….. Me vais a acompañar todos los días en la Patacona. jajajaja. Que vaya bien la cosa. Ciao

    • Encantados de que hayas entendido bien la explicación y sus diferencias. Y seguro que la Patacona la disfrutarás ahora mucho más con la compañía de tu blog membership, no nos cabe duda. Saluditos Amparo 🙂

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