Language is a vehicle of communication, in which wide range of expressions are used and learned. “The expression of contrast” is one of them used to express unusual, surprising contrast in certain conditions. Generally, it is introduced or expressed by various conjunctions, but, here, you will learn only about “Though” subordinating conjunction for contrast.
Contrast expressing conjunctions examples
•Even though, Notwithstanding,
•Even if — subordinating conjunctions.
•Nevertheless — coordinating conjunctions
Above mentioned all the subordinating, as well as coordinating conjunctions are used to express contrast to the main clause. However, not all the conjunctions are used for the same purpose.
All these subordinating conjunctions have more or less same meaning but difference in degree of surprise.
You know that the hidden meaning of these conjunctions is “In spite of” or “despite that”.
Let’s see the correct use of “Though” subordinating conjunctions for contrast.
•Though + clause of contrast + comma + main clause
•Main clause + though + clause of contrast
•Main clause + comma + clause of contrast + comma + though.
Some important examples of “Though”
Though is used for general contrast in the sentence. It is weaker compare to other subordinating conjunctions, such as, although and even though.
Rules for proper use
•It should connect two clauses — main clause + depending clause.
•Depending clause should derive it’s meaning from main clause.
•Subordinating clause expressed by though should be used to describe unusual, or surprising ideas for main clause.
•Comma is essential when the sentence is begun with subordinating conjunction.
Examples of “Though”
•He is an atheist.
•He respect religious beliefs.
•Though he is an atheist, he respects religious beliefs.
•I went to see a famous viewpoint in last week.
•My guide warned me about potential risk.
•I went to see a famous viewpoint in last week though my guide warned me about potential risk.
•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.
In certain cases, “Though” can be placed at the end of the sentence by comma.
But, when the sentence is introduced with main clause, no need for comma.