I'd like to know why the use of though in this sentence is wrong.

Besides this he just gives money to the man and lets him walk away though of his bad injuries.

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"although/though" introduces a clause with a verb and is a subordinating conjunction. Here you have no clause but only a noun group "of his bad injuries". So you need a preposition: in spite of his bad injuries. There is a variant for in spite of something: despite something (without of).

  • It can also introduce a "reduced clause" where the verb disappears leaving a noun or adjective phrase: Though angry, he managed to speak civilly; though an idiot, he was quite likable. This is a bit literary, and it certainly doesn't apply here.
    – Colin Fine
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 13:23
  • But it is a good remark, thanks. This shortening of a clause by dropping the verb is mostly found when the verb is a form of to be.
    – rogermue
    Commented Feb 23, 2014 at 14:20

"...though he had bad injuries" would be more correct. I guess there should be an independent phrase after though. I can't think of any other kind .

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