Though, thought, tough, through or throughout?
These words are all very similar in spelling and pronunciation, which makes it difficult to distinguish them. Take a look at the chart below to better understand the differences.
|Though||is a conjunction and is synonymous with but and although.||I like ice cream, though this flavor isn’t good.|
|Thought||is the past tense of the verb to think.||I thought it was a good idea at the time.|
|Tough||is an adjective meaning hard, firm, or difficult.||It was a tough game to win.|
|Through||is a preposition meaning from one end to the other, or from beginning to end.||I moved through the crowd of people.|
|Throughout||is also a preposition, and it means during a time period or in every part/place.||Music was playing throughout the store.|