English : Although and Though

Is there a difference in meaning between although and though?

By Mrs. Eugene, Italy – 18th May 2007.

No, there isn't. The two words can be used interchangeably in most contexts.

Here are a few examples.

• Although/though it was hot, Bala refused to take off his sweater.

• We enjoyed our stay in Mumbai, although/though the weather was terrible.

• Although/though he was rich, no girl wanted to marry him.

Unlike the word though, although cannot be used at the end of a sentence.

Here are a few examples.

• The girl was very intelligent, though.

• The movie was very good, though.

• The dosa was delicious, though.

It would be unacceptable to use the word although in the above sentences.

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