Understanding though although even though

Adverb clause of contrast is introduced by conjunctions of contrast such as though, although, and even though to express opposite or contrasting idea to the earlier main clause. Although these conjunctions are used to express same surprising or unexpected ideas, they can be differentiated on the basis degree of surprise. So, proper understanding of though, although, and even though is utmost important.

Though, although and even though difference

First of all, proper understanding though, although, even though difference is very important before to learn functions of these subordinating conjunctions of contrast.

  1. Though– weak contrast
  2. Although– strong contrast
  3. Eventhough – strongest contrast

All the above subordinating conjunctions of contrast have different meaning and roles. “Though conjunction” is used to express weaker contrast; whereas, “Although” is used for strong contrast. For “Even though”, it is used to express strongest contrast compare to though and although.

1. Meaning of though, although, and even though

All these subordinators have more or less same meaning but difference in degree of surprise.

the hidden meaning of these conjunctions is “In spite of” or “despite that”.

2. Use and functions though, although, and even though

Let’s see correct use and proper functions of these subordinating conjunctions for contrast.

  1. A) Although + clause of contrast + comma + main clause
  2. B) Main clause + although + clause of contrast

Same pattern is applicable for the use of though subordinating conjunctions for contrast.

  1. A) Though + clause of contrast + comma + main clause
  2. B) Main clause + though + clause of contrast

There is no major change in the use and functions of even though subordinating conjunctions for contrast as well.

  1. A) Even though + clause of contrast + comma + main clause
  2. B) Main clause + even though + clause of contrast

Let’s see some important examples of these subordinating conjunctions of contrast.

3. Examples of Though conjunction of contrast

Though is used for general contrast in the sentence. It is used for weaker compare to others.

  • He is an atheist.
  • He respect religious beliefs.
  • Though he is an atheist, he respects religious beliefs.
  • She is a modern girl.
  • She preserves cultural identities.
  • Though she is a modern girl, she preserves cultural identities.
  • Trees are great source of oxygen.
  • People are careless about the loss of tree cover.
  • Trees are great source of oxygen, people are careless about the loss of tree cover, though.

4. Although conjunction of contrast examples

‘Although’ is used for stronger expression of contrast compare to ‘though’ but lesser to “even though”.

  • There is no dearth of solar energy.
  • The generation of solar power is still negligible.
  • Although there is no dearth of solar energy, the generation of solar power is still negligible.
  • The greatest saints always preached peace and love.
  • Our civilizations are fond of war and violence.
  • Our civilizations are fond of war and violence although the greatest saints always preached peace and love.
  • Incidents of food waste are constantly growing.
  • Our millions of people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger.
  • Although our millions of people are suffering from malnutrition and hunger, incidents of food waste are constantly growing.

5. Use and examples of Even though

  • It was a drought resistance species.
  • It failed to survive in the ongoing severity of heat wave.
  • Even though it was a drought resistance species, it failed to survive in the ongoing severity of heat wave.
  • He is well known short tempered man.
  • He remained calm and cool even after a lot of criticism.
  • Even though he is well known short tempered man, he remained calm and cool even after a lot of criticism.
  • The global economy is slowing down rapidly.
  • Many countries are busy in imposing trade tariffs in imported goods.
  • Even though global economy is slowing down rapidly, many countries are busy in imposing trade tariffs on imported goods.

These are some useful examples for better understanding though, although, and even though. I hope these will help you to get deeper insight of clause of contrast….

Adversative coordinating conjunctions

Difference between noun and adjective clause

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTkyAZY15L6UOEUl3y85XYw