The uses of the word “though” in the English language are many. Even the pronunciation can be troublesome because the “ough” sound in English can be said in a variety of different ways depending on the word.
In this Go Natural English episode, Gabby explains the way “though” is used at the beginning and the end of a sentence. One of the ways to use “though” is to mean something similar to “however.” An example might look like, “Though I had every intention of going to work today, I woke up feeling sick to my stomach.” Gabby also mentioned that “though” can be used at the end of a sentence but this is more conversational and rarely done in writing.
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Episode transcript below:
Hey There! How’s it going?
Welcome to Go Natural English.
In this episode I’m going to share a great English tip with you about how to use the word “though” in a sentence.
“Though” is a crazy word because of the way it’s spelled – “t-h-o-u-g-h”, though.
It’s really a great word to practice with pronunciation too because it mixes together the “th” sound and the “o” sound and it’s really a commonly used word, so, you definitely want to master it.
Now we use “though” in two different ways, one that’s formal and one that’s informal.
So, it’s interesting because I notice when we use “though” at the beginning of a sentence it’s more formal but at the end of a sentence, it’s more casual.
So, let me give you an example.
If I use “though” in the beginning of a sentence it would be like this, “Though I wanted to go to the beach, I have to work today.”
So, I’m using it like “however”, right?
Now, it also means “however” if I use it at the end of a sentence like, “I wanted to go to the beach but today I have to work though.”
So, it’s just more idiomatic, more conversational to use at the end of a sentence but when you’re writing it’s great to use “though” at the beginning of your sentence.
So, I hope that this quick tip was helpful.
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