What’s the difference between even if, even so and even though? We’ll explain that in this episode.
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In respect with this – In respect to this / with reference to this / as far as this is concerned / regarding this / speaking of this
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This was a question from a student last week. The problem is when you look up in the dictionary, the translation is the same ‘aunque’ / ‘a pesar de que’, but we don’t use them in the same way in English.
Even though can be used with different verb tenses and has a similar meaning to although and though, but it’s more emphatic. It puts more emphasis on the two clauses it connects. (NB. Even although is incorrect English.)
“Even though I had the money, I didn’t buy the phone.”
“She left me even though she said she still loved me.”
Even if = in the unlikely case that….what you will do at a future time despite something which might go against your plan. For example:
I’ll carry on working even if I win the lottery.
Even if they offer to pay me more, I won’t teach kids.
Even so can be used instead of “Even though/if + phrase/clause” to avoid repetition. But it starts a second sentence, instead of just using one sentence.
I loved her very much. Even so, I decided to say goodbye forever. = Even though I loved her very much , I decided to say goodbye forever.
They might threaten to kill me. Even so, I won’t surrender. = Even if they threaten to kill me, I won’t surrender.
Would you go against your moral principles even if you knew it was wrong?
Is it always wise to be honest, even though you might offend someone?
Even if a cold-blooded murderer is very sorry for their actions, should they be pardoned? If so, in what circumstances?
Why do mothers-in-law often find fault in their son’s wife, even if their daughters-in-law are flawless (= perfect) in every way?
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