Although and but
The conjunctions although and but have the same meaning. Note that although and though are subordinating conjunctions; but is a coordinating conjunction.
Clauses beginning with though and although have to be attached to another clause whereas clauses beginning with but can stand alone. However, it should be noted that starting a sentence with ‘but’ is not considered appropriate in good English.
Study the following sentence.
Although the room was hot, he was wearing a thick coat.
We can express the same idea using but.
The room was hot but he was wearing a thick coat.
Rewrite the following sentences using though/although.
1. The sea was rough but we went for a swim.
2. Mother was angry but she said nothing.
3. She was tired but she didn’t stop.
4. The medicine tasted nasty but I drank it.
5. The child injured himself but he didn’t cry.
6. The girl worked hard but she could not win the first prize.
1. Although / though the sea was rough we went for a swim.
2. Although / though mother was angry she said nothing.
3. Although / though she was tired she didn’t stop.
4. Although / though the medicine tasted nasty I drank it.
5. Although / though the child injured himself, he didn’t cry.
6. Although / though the girl worked hard she could not win the first prize.
Although and though mean the same. Though is more common in an informal style.