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# still or 'though'

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30 May 2004, 17:50
The original employees hired, who had been there over twenty years, were fiercely loyal to the firm, and it offered no retirement benefits or profit sharing to any employees.
(A) and it offered no
(B) wrong
(C) still it offered no
(D) though it offered no
(E) wrong

Still or though?

Plz explain the answer

Thanks
Satya

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31 May 2004, 09:50
Though - brings in contrast or exception
still - is amiguous because it may mean yet or currently(time)

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01 Jun 2004, 22:44
anyone else wants to add here?

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02 Jun 2004, 03:31
I think "still" will better suit the context here. Because the sentence says, Employees were loyal to company for so many years, (still) when these employees were not offered any retirement benefits.
Use of "Though" sounds awkward to the said context.

Correct me if I am wrong!

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02 Jun 2004, 03:43
I beg to differ. The employees were fiercely loyal despite the fact that the company did not offer any benefits to them. This calls for "though."

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02 Jun 2004, 04:11
I agree with ob's comment on 'though'.

The employees were fiercely loyal despite the fact that the company did not offer any benefits to them.

However, it was easier for me to think of the sentence as 'The employees were fiercely loyal even though the company did not offer any benefits to them'.

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02 Jun 2004, 04:11
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