令人似懂非懂的though、although、even though,用法有什麼差別?

令人似懂非懂的though、although、even though,用法有什麼差別?
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其中,though跟although大致是同義詞,差別在於有些人認為although比though更正式一些,所以though更常用在口語,although則在書面更為常見,但不管是書面或口語,兩個詞都可以使用喔。

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看完影片後,想必大家對though、although、even though的用法也有所認識了,但如果還是有些似懂非懂的感覺該怎麼辦呢?別著急,今天希平方就要來幫大家把影片內容整理整理,並補充幾個例句,幫助大家更加深入的了解這些詞的差別及用法喔!現在就來瞧瞧吧!

though、although、even though作為連接詞,表「儘管、雖然」

首先,though、although、even though都可以作為「連接詞」用來連接兩個句子,這個時候它們是「即使、儘管、雖然」的意思。

其中,though跟although大致是同義詞,差別在於有些人認為although比though更正式一些,所以though更常用在口語,although則在書面更為常見,但不管是書面或口語,兩個詞都可以使用喔。例如:

Though he’s been quite tied up recently, he shows up for practice every day.
= Although he’s been quite tied up recently, he shows up for practice every day.
(儘管最近他很忙,他仍然每天都出席練球。)

那如果想強調的話,我們可以在though前面加上even,用even though將句子改寫成:

Even though he’s been quite tied up recently, he shows up for practice every day.
→ 使用even though時的語氣會比though、although更強一些

至於though、although、even though的擺放位置,放在句首或句中都可以喔!我們來看幾個例子:

I didn’t pass the exam, though I stayed up late last night to study.(儘管我昨晚熬夜讀書,我還是沒能通過考試。)

Although he overslept, he still caught the flight.(儘管他睡過頭,他還是成功趕上飛機。)

They lost the game, even though everyone had put on their best performance.(儘管每個人都拿出了最好的表現,他們還是輸了比賽。)

though、although作為連接詞,表「不過、然而、可是」

Though、although作為「連接詞」時,除了有「儘管、雖然」的意思,也能用來表示「不過、然而、可是」,意思類似but(不過)或but it is also true that …(不過...也是真的),可以用來「弱化先前論述的語氣或重要性」。這個時候,though跟although會放在句中。例如:

I will probably fail, though it’s worth trying.(我很可能會失敗,不過值得一試。)

She said she would call you tonight, although I don’t know the exact time.(她說她今晚會打電話給你,不過我不知道確切時間。)

至於even though則沒有這個用法喔!

though作為副詞,表「不過、然而、可是」

Though表「不過、然而、可是」,用來「弱化先前論述的語氣或重要性」時,也可以作為「副詞」使用,這是較不正式的用法,在口語中相當常見,而這時候though經常會放在句尾。例如:

He said he had told me his phone number. I have no memory of it, though.(他說他告訴過我他的電話號碼。不過我沒印象。)

I think they are seeing each other. I could be wrong, though.(我認為他們倆正在交往。不過我也可能是錯的。)

至於although跟even though則沒有這種用法喔!

看完影片和今天的專欄後,相信你對though、although、even though的用法也更加了解了。別忘了在生活中多找機會運用看看,多用才會越用越順喔!

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