That would be odd because, although/though/even though we knew about the place, we’d never been there.

What's the correct choice here? And why?

  • Never use "alhought" ... but although or even though are fine. The bare though would sound unusual there, though it would not be wrong.
    – Robusto
    Commented Apr 14, 2017 at 3:44

2 Answers 2


I am not an English native speaker, but considering your sentence, it would sound odd or unusual to hear though.

I would say that you should use only although or even though.

If you want to use though, your sentence should be different, like:

Though we knew about the place, that would be odd because we'd never been there.

I could be wrong though. :-)


"Though" and "although" are two conjunctions that can be usually used interchangeably, and "even though" is generally considered a stronger or more emphatic way to express the contrast compared to using just "though" or "although".

Then all three choices are correct in terms of the structure of the sentence.


  1. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/even%20though
  2. https://www.englishgrammar.org/spite-grammar-exercise-2/

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