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Tho vs. Though: Mastering the Correct Spelling

Edited by Harlon Moss || By Janet White || Updated on March 14, 2024
"Tho" is an informal abbreviation, while "Though" is the correct, standard spelling indicating contrast or contradiction.

Which is correct: Tho or Though

How to spell Though?

Tho is Incorrect

Though is Correct


Key Differences

Think of "though" as thorough without the "r".
"Tho" is too short to express a full contrast.
Recalling "although" can help remember "though" as it's a longer variant.
"Though" sounds like "dough", which also ends in "ough".
"Though" contains the word "ugh", reminding you of its complete form.

Correct usage of Though

He tried hard, tho he didn't succeed.
He tried hard, though he didn't succeed.
It's expensive, tho worth it.
It's expensive, though worth it.
He seems strict, tho he's actually quite kind.
He seems strict, though he's actually quite kind.
The weather was bad, tho we still enjoyed our picnic.
The weather was bad, though we still enjoyed our picnic.
She's very busy, tho she always makes time for her family.
She's very busy, though she always makes time for her family.

Though Definitions

Implies an afterthought or additional information.
It's a challenge, though not impossible.
Indicates something unexpected.
Strange though it might seem, he never ate chocolate.
Used to introduce a contrasting statement.
He was tired, though he continued to work.
Expresses a concession.
Though it rained, they played soccer.
Used to mean "however" or "but".
Small though it was, the room felt spacious.
Despite the fact that; although
He still argues, though he knows he's wrong. Even though it was raining, she walked to work.
Conceding or supposing that; even if
Though they may not succeed, they will still try. See Usage Note at although.
However; nevertheless
Snow is not predicted.
We can expect some rain, though.
(Informal) Used as an intensive
Wouldn't that beat all, though?.
(conjunctive) Despite that; however.
I'm not paid to do all this paperwork for you. I will do it this once, though.
(degree) Used to intensify statements or questions; indeed.
"Man, it's hot in here." — "Isn't it, though?"
Despite the fact that; although.
Though it is risky, it is worth taking the chance.
(archaic) If, that, even if.
We shall be not sorry though the man die tonight.
Granting, admitting, or supposing that; notwithstanding that; if.
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.
Not that I so affirm, though so it seem.
In the vine were three branches; and it was as though it budded.
However; nevertheless; notwithstanding; - used in familiar language, and in the middle or at the end of a sentence.
I would not be as sick though for his place.
A good cause would do well, though.
Despite the fact that;
Even though she knew the answer, she did not respond
(postpositive) however;
It might be unpleasant, though

Though Sentences

It's a small house, though very cozy and welcoming.
He was joking, though there was a hint of truth in his words.
The movie was predictable, though entertaining.
The book is old, though still very popular.
He's very busy, though he always manages to be on time.
Though it was a long shot, they decided to try their luck.
Though he disagreed, he respected her opinion.
Though the evidence was circumstantial, it led to a conviction.
Though she had little time, she volunteered at the charity event.
It's quite a hike, though the view at the top is worth it.
The job is demanding, though it pays well.
The team lost, though they played very well.
The dessert looks simple, though it's quite complex to make.
She seemed uninterested, though she was just shy.
She's known for being serious, though she has a great sense of humor.
The car is old, though reliable.
It's an amateur production, though the performances are professional.
Though the weather forecast predicted rain, the day was sunny and clear.
Though he's not a professional chef, his cooking is exceptional.
Though the path was rocky, they reached the summit before noon.
The journey was tiring, though rewarding.
He appears tough, though he has a soft heart.


Why is it called Though?

"Though" comes from Old English "þēah", meaning "however, nevertheless".

What is the pronunciation of Though?


What is the verb form of Though?

"Though" does not have a verb form as it is a conjunction/adverb.

Which conjunction is used with Though?

"Though" is itself a conjunction.

What is the plural form of Though?

"Though" does not have plural forms.

What is the root word of Though?

The Old English word "þēah".

Which vowel is used before Though?

No specific vowel is consistently used before "though"; depends on context.

Is Though an abstract noun?


Is Though a vowel or consonant?

"Though" is a word made up of both vowels and consonants.

How many syllables are in Though?

One syllable.

How do we divide Though into syllables?

Though is one syllable and isn't divided.

What is the singular form of Though?

"Though" does not have singular or plural forms.

Which preposition is used with Though?

Not applicable. "Though" itself can act as a conjunction.

Which article is used with Though?

"Though" doesn't typically follow articles directly.

Is the Though term a metaphor?


What is a stressed syllable in Though?

The entire word, as it has just one syllable.

What is the second form of Though?

"Though" does not have verb forms.

Is Though a countable noun?

No, "though" is not a noun.

What is the third form of Though?

"Though" does not have verb forms.

Is Though a negative or positive word?

Neutral; it expresses contrast or contradiction.

What is the first form of Though?

"Though" does not have verb forms.

Is Though a noun or adjective?

Neither. "Though" is a conjunction/adverb.

Is Though an adverb?

Yes, it can be used as an adverb.

Is Though a collective noun?


Is the word Though is imperative?


What part of speech is Though?

It is a conjunction or adverb.

What is another term for Though?

"Although" or "however".

What is the opposite of Though?

There's no direct opposite, but in terms of expressing agreement, "because" might fit.

Which determiner is used with Though?

"Though" doesn't typically require a determiner.

How is Though used in a sentence?

"He wanted to stay, though he knew he should go."
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