Discussion in 'English Only' started by ABB, Aug 2, 2006.
when or how to use though at the end of a sentence
I am not sure if you can use though at the end of a sentence and not be idiomatic.
I think you can, I'm not sure though!
"Though" at the end of the sentence operates very much like "however."
Here is a great little article on the subject:
Thanks for the article , it helped me to understand the use of though.
I know what could be there in the park. I did not go there though.
I have a question , in this example the both snetences are separated by a stop , is it nessesary to separete the senteces just with a stop or it can be with a comma too ?
I think it would need to be a stop ("period" for AE speakers like me) or a semi-colon. They are two distinct, complete thoughts. I would put a comma before "though", but I probably overuse commas.
As both the sentences are complete in their own, I guess it would be stop there.
I know what could be in the park. I've never been there though.
Then, using "though" at the end of a sentence is quite informal, isn't it? Which synonym could I use instead of this word if I'm writing a formal document? Here you have an example in an informal register (I'm talking about how the world has changed radically in all fields during the last century (society, economy, culture, politics...)):
Andorra hasn't been an exception, though.
I can't use "even though" or "although" because it would change the structure of the sentence. What do you think?
Thank you for your attention
Andorra hasn't been an exception, though. = more formally, Yet Andorra has not been an exception.
Thank you very much PaulQ!
Separate names with a comma.