when or how to use though at the end of a sentence

Discussion in 'English Only' started by ABB, Aug 2, 2006.

  1. ABB New Member

    Spanish, Mexico
    when or how to use though at the end of a sentence​
     
  2. . 1 Senior Member

    Ferntree Gully
    Australian Australia
    I am not sure if you can use though at the end of a sentence and not be idiomatic.

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  3. maxiogee Senior Member

    imithe
    I think you can, I'm not sure though!
     
  4. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod

  5. Jorge_Molina

    Jorge_Molina New Member

    Chile
    Spanish
  6. Saurabh

    Saurabh Senior Member

    New Delhi City
    English-British, Hindi
    For example:

    I know what could be there in the park. I did not go there though.
     
  7. Jorge_Molina

    Jorge_Molina New Member

    Chile
    Spanish
    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 ?
     
  8. JamesM

    JamesM à la Mod

    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.
     
  9. Saurabh

    Saurabh Senior Member

    New Delhi City
    English-British, Hindi
    As both the sentences are complete in their own, I guess it would be stop there.

    Say,

    I know what could be in the park. I've never been there though.

    Saurabh
     
  10. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Member

    Spanish and Catalan
    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 :)
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2012
  11. PaulQ

    PaulQ Senior Member

    UK
    English - England
    Andorra hasn't been an exception, though. = more formally, Yet Andorra has not been an exception.
     
  12. The Traveler

    The Traveler Senior Member

    Spanish and Catalan
    Thank you very much PaulQ!
     

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