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I don't understand the meaning and the use of "though". I think that after"though" it will be a clause but "to infinitive" in the sentence. Please help me. Thanks.

"Though to look at them most resemble rodents, bats closest cousins are primates."
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Minhuoc
I don't understand the meaning and the use of "though". I think that after"though" it will be a clause but "to infinitive" in the sentence. Please help me. Thanks.

"Though to look at them most resemble rodents, bats closest cousins are primates."
I think there is a typo. It should be :
"Though to look at they most resemble rodents, bats closest cousins are primates."
I take "to look at" as an adverbial phrase to mean "in appearance", but I wonder if it is grammatical.

paco
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Personally, I think the sentence needs re-writing, because it is clumsy and confusing. The punctuation changes are akin to a band-aid. I would re-phrase it as:

"Though most resemble rodents rodents to look at, the closest cousins of bats are primates."

Parenthetic phrases are usually a sign of lazy writing, and the Saxon genitive sounds and looks unnatural here.
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Hi,

"Though to look at them most resemble rodents, bats closest cousins are primates."

This sentence needs punctuation corrections.

"Though, to look at them, most resemble rodents, bats' closest cousins are primates."

'Though' is an informal, speech-oriented form of 'although'. It means 'in spite of the fact that when one looks at them, they look like rodents ...'

The phrase 'to look at them' could optionally be replaced by 'looking at them'.

Today, some people might consider the comma after 'though' to be optional.

Best wishes, Clive
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Hi Clive,

Thank you for your help. I like your explanation very much. Thanks.
Hi Clive,

Thank you for your help. I like your explanation very much. Thanks.