There is little difference between although and though. They are both subordinating conjunctions used to join two clauses together. Though is more common in informal speech and writing.
- Though I wasn’t feeling well, I decided to go out.
- Although I wasn’t feeling well, I decided to go out.
- I decided to go out though / although I wasn’t feeling well.
Clauses introduced by though / although can go at the beginning or at the end of a sentence. When they go at the beginning, we usually separate them from the rest of the sentence with a comma.
More examples are given below.
- Though / although she is poor she is honest.
- I would like to go out although / though it is a bit cold.
Note that we can express these ideas using but.
- I was not feeling well but I decided to go out.
- She is poor but she is honest.
- It is a bit cold but I would like to go out.
Though can be used with even. Although is not possible in this case.
- I will go even though you tell me not to. (NOT I will go even although—)
- Even though I did not know anybody at the party, I had a nice time.