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Though she felt ill, she still went to work.

Does this sentence sound natural to you?

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    It sounds fine. Naturalness judgments, though, need to be made in context.
    – user230
    Aug 31, 2014 at 16:44
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There are a few places where Although and Though can be used interchangeably, but as a general rule of thumb-

  1. Although is used at the beginning of a sentence (where a comma is followed by the clause).
  2. Though is mostly used in the middle or end of a sentence, and sometimes in the beginning when followed by an adjective (Though green, the banana was edible.)

You would be better off using "although" in your sentence:

Although she felt ill, she still went to work.

Note, however, that although is slightly more formal than though.

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  • You could also say "Even though she felt ill," to be a little less formal.
    – ColleenV
    Aug 31, 2014 at 18:14
  • 'Though' is not mostly used in the middle or at the end of a sentence. The Corpus of Contemporary English has over 16,000 citations for 'Though' as the first word in a sentence, and only 350 of these are for 'Though' followed immediately by an adjective.. 'Although' at the beginning of a sentence is far more common (43,000 citations), but it is far from the automatic or 'better' choice.
    – tunny
    Oct 30, 2014 at 19:03

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