Learn English 100% free...Get 1 free lesson per week // Add a new lesson
Log in!

Click here to log in
New account
Millions of accounts created on our sites.
JOIN our free club and learn English now!

  • Home
  • Print
  • Guestbook
  • Report a bug

  • Get a free English lesson every week!
    Click here!

    - Our other sites

    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #112689: Though and the derived conjunctions
    > Other English exercises on the same topics: Speaking | Conjunctions | Linking words [Change theme]
    > Similar tests: - Vocabulary: greeting people - Vocabulary: on the phone - On the phone - Interacting with someone - Dialogue : What time...? - Conditional clauses - Differences between Like and As - Eating out-Vocabulary
    > Double-click on words you don't understand

    Though and the derived conjunctions



    A 'concession' is a contrast between an action which was planned and a circumstance which should logically prevent it.  The action is opposed to the expected logic.

    -She went to the party, though her parents had forbidden it. 

    We often have to express concession; it may be built in different ways. Here, we'll only concentrate on THOUGH and its derived words. For a more complete lesson, please, see exercise number 107625. test


    1) THOUGH / ALTHOUGH : subordinate conjunctions of concession. (Though is less formal than although.)

    * although= though= in spite of the fact. 

    These conjunctions are often used at the beginning of the clause they introduce. Though is sometimes placed at the end of the clause.

    - Mom's still at work, though she shouldn't be... 
    - This dress is beautiful! 
    It's not expensive though! I'm sure it would suit you! 

    though/ although may often be replaced by and yet.
    (  When the subordinate clause introduced by though/although is placed before the main clause, you should put a comma at the end of the clause. It's not absolutely necessary if the main clause is the first one to come.)

        Pay attention to the spelling of the conjunction THOUGH : students tend to mistake it for THOUGHT (the irregular verb "to think" in the preterite and past  participle), THROUGH (in at one end, side, or surface and out at the other), and THROUGHOUT (entirely). 



    2) EVEN THOUGH even if AS THOUGH as if. The situation is imagined,  and may not be true, but is either likely or possible. 

    After even and asalthough cannot be employed => use though.

    -         He wouldn't tell you the solution, even if he knew it. 

    -  They looked extremely calm, as though they had been drugged. 


    3) ALTHOUGH/ THOUGH may be followed by a verb + ing (formal sentences).

    - Although getting stronger, the patient is still far from recovery.


    4) ALTHOUGH/ THOUGH with elliptic clauses:

    - Although very hardworking ( = Although he was very hardworking...), Kevin didn't make the progress I had expected. 




    Here you are!   If you've been careful, you know all that's necessary to face the test... and succeed!  


    Twitter Share
    English exercise "Though and the derived conjunctions" created by here4u with The test builder. [More lessons & exercises from here4u]
    Click here to see the current stats of this English test

    Please log in to save your progress.

    1. it was rainy, we decided to leave for our hike.

    2. You look you had never met her before… Yet, I already introduced you last month.

    3. In England, my daughter refused to touch a kidney-pie she was really starving…

    4. more expensive, the new model brings very few improvements.

    5. They were running away in a panic…

    6. he earns a lot of money, he never seems to have enough to save a little.

    7. Our team enjoyed the final, we lost the match.

    8. He still looks very hungry, he had a very big meal.

    9. They protested they had been given the wrong information.

    10. They looked they had no worries in the world.

    11. This hotel isn’t expensive. It’s very comfortable .


    End of the free exercise to learn English: Though and the derived conjunctions
    A free English exercise to learn English.
    Other English exercises on the same topics : Speaking | Conjunctions | Linking words | All our lessons and exercises