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    I was going through my old English study books and found this weird sentence structure: Poor though he was, he managed to go to college.
    Anyone familiar with that? It's British English right? I never heard it in the US

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    Hi nabylm,

    It's in the same vein as "Althouh unusual, it is not unheard of."

    I think it is a more literary or poetic manner of writing but is sometimes used in flowery speech as well: "Unaccustomed as I was to giving speeches, I nonetheless made an effort".

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