how to use "but" or"though" in right way there is a question : --Wang Jinquan, a teacher from Qichun. has supported many poor students to college. --_____he himself lives a plain life. A: but B: though the correct answer is A. but i still feel confused. i know but and though cann't be used in one sentece.but i don't their difference. ---------------------------------------------SOS
Apr 21, 2011 5:12 AM
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The word 'but' is a connector to join sentences in a compound sentence. The word 'though'' is a replacement of 'although' to make a complex sentence
April 21, 2011
We use 'but' and 'though as conjunctions to introduce contrast. Here you have two sentences so the second can only start with 'but'. 'But' can be used in a following sentence to emphasis contrast with the previous one. 'Though' can only be used at the beginning of a sentence when it introduces the first clause. 'Though they knew the war was lost, they continued to fight.' Otherwise if there was a comma after college, I think both would work.
April 21, 2011
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