As, though and although grammar exercise

The words though and although are conjunctions. That means they are used to connect two clauses. They are interchangeable. Though is more common in an informal style.

Study the example sentences given below.

I worked hard.

I didn’t pass the test.

We can combine these two sentences using though or although.

Though I worked hard, I didn’t pass the test.

OR Although I worked hard, I didn’t pass the test.

To emphasize a contrast, we can use even though.

Even though I worked hard, I didn’t pass the test.

Note that even although is not possible.

The word ‘though’ can also be used as an adverb. In this case, it means ‘however’.

After an adjective or adverb, as and though can both mean ‘although’.

Angry as/though she was, she said nothing. (= Although she was angry she said nothing.)

Tired though she was, she went on working. (= Although she was tired, she went on working.)

Hot though it was, we went on playing. OR Hot as it was, we went on playing. (= Although it was hot, we went on playing.)

Can you use these conjunctions correctly? Here is a simple grammar exercise. Complete the following sentences using an appropriate conjunction.

1. Cold …………………. it was we went out.

a) though

b) as

c) although

d) Either ‘as’ or ‘though’

2. ………………… he hadn’t paid the rent, he was asked to vacate the apartment.

a) As

b) Though

c) As though

d) Although

3. …………………… he always paid the rent on time, his landlord asked him to vacate the apartment.

a) Though

b) Although

c) Even though

d) All of these can be used here

4. ………………… he was not there, I left the message with his mother.

a) As

b) Though

c) Even though

d) Although

5. Tired ………………….. he was, he didn’t give up.

a) as

b) though

c) although

d) Either ‘as’ or ‘though’

6. ……………………. it may seem, I don’t like western music.

a) Though strange

b) Strange though

c) Although strange

d) Strange although

7. I can’t help you, …………………. I would like to.

a) as much

b) much as

c) although

d) Either ‘much as’ or ‘although’

8. ………………….. I had a headache, I enjoyed the movie.

a) Though

b) Although

c) As

d) Either ‘Though’ or ‘Although’

9. ………………………… I was tired, I sat down to rest.

a) As

b) Though

c) Although

10. ……………………… I was ill, I couldn’t write my exam.

a) As

b) Though

c) Although

11. We went out …………………… it was raining.

a) though

b) although

c) Either could be used here

12. Poor ………………….. she was, she would never beg.

a) though

b) as

c) although

d) Either ‘as’ or ‘though’

Answers

1. Cold though/as it was, we went out.

2. As he hadn’t paid the rent, he was asked to vacate the apartment.

3. Though/although/even though he always paid the rent on time, his landlord asked him to vacate the apartment.

4. As he was not there, I left the message with his mother.

5. Tired as/though he was, he didn’t give up.

6. Strange though it may seem, I don’t like western music.

7. I can’t help you, much as I would like to.

8. Though/although I had a headache, I enjoyed the movie.

9. As I was tired, I sat down to rest.

10. As I was ill, I couldn’t write my exam.

11. We went out though/although it was raining.

12. Poor as/though she was, she would never beg.

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