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  1. architectus

    architectus Banned

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    Though at the end of a sentence.

    Discussion in 'Word Mechanics' started by architectus, Feb 26, 2009.

    When "though" is at the end of a sentence, does a comma always go before it?

    I don't really like chocolate ice-cream, though.
     
  2. madhoca

    madhoca Contributing Member Contributor

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    In a nutshell:
    Yes.

    Comma goes at the end of the dependant clause when it's at the beginning,though.

    e.g.
    Though I want to do some writing, I never seem to find the time.
    I want to do some writing. I never seem to find the time, though.
     
  3. Asuran

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    I know it is correct and sounds correct when spoken, but something about writing it like that just seems wrong.
     
  4. mammamaia

    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    it would seem wrong to me without the comma...
     
  5. LeoMars

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    The two thoughs aren't equivalent, though :D. The first is a conjunction (this is clear if you rearrange the sentence: "I never seem to find the time, though (or although) I want...." The second is an adverb, believe it or not, meaning "however".
     
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    mammamaia nit-picker-in-chief Contributor

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    yup!
     
  7. architectus

    architectus Banned

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    Thanks, everything. I wanted to be sure.
     

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