So I was searching on the internet to look for how to use "although" and "though." Then I saw a page that said "Though tired he was, he played well." Is this grammatically correct?

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    Perhaps it has been altered by the author for poetic purposes. The normal way to say it would be "Though he was tired, he played well." – GEdgar Dec 1 '16 at 14:57
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    "Tired as he was, he... " or "Though he was tired, he...". Though is a conjunction and it requires "subject + verb" after it. – Rathony Dec 1 '16 at 14:57
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    It's certainly acceptable in most registers. It's kind of like "Yoda-speak", and is typically used to achieve a "poetic" tone. – Hot Licks Dec 2 '16 at 2:52
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    It’s something Tolkien might have written. It has an archaic and poetic ring to it, as Hot Licks says. If you switch the first two words around, you’ll get a more natural-sounding sentence: “Tired though he was, he played well”. – Janus Bahs Jacquet Dec 8 '16 at 20:36

"Though tired he was, he played well."

No, it's not correct, because after though (which is called a "subordinate conjunction"), you should use subject + verb [+ adjective], not adjective + subject + verb.

Though he was tired, he played well.

There's another option, by the way:

Tired as he was, he played well.

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    Hi, aparente. Can you include some reasons why it's not correct? I think your answer received a downvote because there is no reason why it is not correct. Do let me know when you edit your answer. – Rathony Dec 8 '16 at 13:37
  • @Rathony - I used to teach English as a second language. I still try to help my German spouse. I think and teach in terms of pattern recognition -- showing people the correct pattern. However, I would invite you to add some more theoretical rationale to my answer, or write an answer of your own, and then I'd be happy to delete mine. (I'm pretty much self-taught in terms of grammar and usage.) – aparente001 Dec 8 '16 at 17:58
  • I've just edited your answer. Please take a look. – Rathony Dec 8 '16 at 18:07
  • @Rathony - Very helpful, thank you. I have edited it to make it fit my presentation style. Hope it still holds water. – aparente001 Dec 8 '16 at 20:22

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