Learn how to use "though" correctly. This is a word that native speakers use very frequently, so it's important that you know how to use it!
Intermediate to advanced English grammar.
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Note on commas and "though":
1. When the though/although clause (part of the sentence) comes before the main clause, we normally put a comma at the end of the clause. When the main clause comes first, we do not need to use a comma.
Though it was cold outside, I went for a walk.
I went for a walk though it was cold.
Although I had barely slept, I passed the exam.
I passed the exam although I had barely slept.
2. When it is used before an adjective in a reduced clause, you should put a comma after and before (if applicable) the clause.
Though small, the cat can run fast. (after)
The cat, though small, can run fast. (before and after)
Although very interested, Ryan didn't show any emotion during the presentation. (after)
Ryan, although very interested, didn't show any emotion during the presentation. (before and after)
3. When "though" comes at the end of a sentence or after "thanks" or "thank you", you should put a comma before it.
I don't like cooking. I like eating, though.
I've already had some. Thanks, though.
I don't need it. Thank you, though.
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I am a native speaker from Australia. I mainly speak British English.
How to use though correctly
Though in English
Meaning of though
hi teacher I have a question!
a few weeks ago, I asked another English teacher what's difference between but and though as an adverb but he didn't answer clearly. he said "I said Almost the same haha. They are the same in meaning but the funtion and use is a little different for the reasons I stated in this post....mostly"
could you explain the difference clearly? because I want to use them correctly like native
I don't think I can explain them more clearly than I did in this video...
Although it's true that I don't discuss "but" very much in this video.
Basically, sometimes they mean the same thing, but in that case, we put "but" at the beginning of a clause and we put "though" at the end.
In this video I discuss "but":
Again, my high school English teacher taught me that
Despite is a preposition so a noun or an equivalent to noun should follow it.
Though is a conjunction connecting clauses.
I haven't learned English grammar after since high school.
You are as awesome as my old English teacher. I am from Dail High School in South Korea. I graduated in 1984.
Max, very innovative videos, and your sense of humour is great. When I first starting watching your videos, I thought you were making a lot of unnecessary facial movements, but now I just enjoy your videos. Thanks.
Thanks. Max, which one of the following expression is correct or more common: 1) Let's have a listen to the songs or 2) Let's listen to the songs? I have heard a native speaker use the first expression, but to me, the second one looks more correct. What do you say?
Really enjoyed the video ! You said you can leave a different comment if you want so let me tell you that the dress
you wore looks good on you hhhhh J'espère te revoir bientôt avec une nouvelle vidéo ma belle !
English with Max yes, if I understand you:
To slide is a volontary action as skiing but to slip is made by accident as falling on slippery mudy path
You are right, I am french and to slide and to slip are the same word in french....glisser.
Thanks for your answer
Good question, and not very easy to answer ;).
Both involve continuous movement over a smooth surface, but "slip" is normally used if the movement is an accident and results in a fall or loss of balance. Does that make sense?
Oh, I see. Well, I'm glad you're enjoying them! Some Australian friends sometimes watch my videos as well, and they said it was because there are lots of things that you don't actually think about it when it's your native language :).
That's actually a very good question. I'm really not 100% certain as to exactly how but one of your videos had appeared in my suggestions box and I decided to watch. I found your commentary and sense of humor most enjoyable and I've been a subscriber ever since. I believe the first video I watched was regarding household tools.
English with Max yeah! It makes sense. Although I agree with you: really is enough. Thank you again!! I’m a teacher in Brazil for beginners and intermediate and sometimes teenagers bring these challenges to me. 😮🙂 You really helped! 😘
I'm happy to hear that! 😀
I admit I had to think about your question a little bit. Yes, people say that sometimes to show surprise or disbelief.
A: He says he has enough money to buy three houses.
B: Really, though? I thought he could barely afford his rent.
It's like saying: "But really?"
Normally, however, you can just say: "Really?"
I hope that makes sense!
Thanks for the video Max. I already knew how to use it but it's always good to refresh it. I've noticed that Americans use it a lot at the end of their phrases, and sometimes I have problems identifying the real meaning of it. I think at some point they use it more like a cliche. Am I right?
Please keep it up and kindly make more advanced lessons.
I expected u would speak about the comma when we start the sentence with the subordinating conjunction. You mentioned it as a written comment why u didn't speak about it, though. ☺👍
By the way, may u kindly correct this sentence if there are any mistakes in it?
"He is the ever best French teacher on YouTube", and if it possible to kindly do a lesson about the proper usage for the word "ever" and it's different meanings.
Thank you very much!
I didn't include the part on commas because I know some people are less interested in the small details than others. I also didn't want to make the video too long!
Only one small correction 😀:
He is the best French teacher ever on YouTube.
That's a very good idea for a video! I'll add it to the list!
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