Difference between although and though.?

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What is the difference between although and though??
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There isn't much difference. Many prefer although at the beginning of a sentence:

Although I asked him, he didn't come.

But both are fine here:

He didn't come though/although I asked him.

I wouldn't say that though is wrong even in the first sentence but although is probably more common.

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You can say though at the end of a sentence to mean approximately the same as but at the beginning, but although can't be used that way.

He's very smart. He's not a genius, though.

You can say as though, but not as although, to mean as if in discussing similarities.

He acted as though he were dreaming.

You can say even though, but not even although, to mean despite the fact that.

Even though he was nervous, he gave the speech without a mistake.

In most other situations, although and though are equivalent.

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though could be used at the end of the sentence after (,) but although cannot.

He studied till midnight. He couldn't finish the task, though.
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'though' is the same as 'although' (Times-Chambers Essential English Dictionary)
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(Al)thoughand though is actually the same but though is informal. Though, although and even though are actually the same in terms of grammar usage because they are all conjunctions however the position may vary because (al)though common position is as follows: (al)though+ clause + clause, clause + although + clause. While even though is only this : even though + clause + clause. This is just my idea and my understanding about the usage of the conjunctions mentioned.

Liezel
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what is the deference betveen although and though?
Nothing. The second is less formal, and, this being English, no doubt someone will come along with a collocation in which one of the words fits and the other does not.
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Oh, sorry-- I didn't realize that the above was a redundant post at the end of a thread.
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