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Her house went into foreclosure and she lost everything, though despite her hardship, she kept fighting. (dependent and independent)

Can you recast 'though' as both a dependent or independent sentence in these examples ?


Like: Her house went into foreclosure and she lost everything, though she kept fighting. (Dependent)

Versus: though despite her hardship, she kept fighting. (You could use this alone)


Though down on her luck, she kept fighting (independent)

She had lost everything. Though despite her hardship, she kept fighting.



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panda blue 483Her house went into foreclosure and she lost everything, though despite her hardship [no comma] she kept fighting.

I prefer it without the comma.

panda blue 483Can you recast 'though' as both a dependent or independent sentence in these examples ?

Be careful how you phrase it. You cannot recast 'though' — a single word — as any kind of sentence. Also, sentences are not classified as dependent and independent. Clauses are so classified.

So you're asking, I presume, if the though-clause is dependent or independent? It's dependent.


[Her house went into foreclosure]ind and [she lost everything]ind, [though she kept fighting]dep. OK.

[Though [despite her hardship]dep she kept fighting]dep. NO.
Not a complete sentence. Just a dependent construction (not a clause) inside a dependent clause.

Compare:

[Despite her hardship]dep, [she kept fighting]ind. OK
Complete sentence. A dependent construction (not a clause) and an independent clause.

[Though she suffered hardships]dep, [she kept fighting]ind. OK


[Though down on her luck]dep, [she kept fighting]ind. OK

[She had lost everything]ind. OK.
[Though [despite her hardship]dep she kept fighting]dep. NO.

CJ