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Even though / even when / even if

These are used to join two sentences when the second sentence is surprising after the first. Compare
  • However
  • Although
  • though.
We can't use even in these sentences.


  1. Even though she can't drive, she has bought a car. (once)
  2. He never shouts, even when he is angry. (Generally)
  3. Even though he was angry, he did not lose his temper. (once)
  4. I'll have a lesson with you tomorrow, if I'm free. Even if I'm busy tomorrow, I'll have a lesson with you.

Choose either "if" or "even if"

  1. We are going out tomorrow, whatever the weather is like. _____ it's raining.
  2. We are thinking of going out tomorrow, but we will stay at home ____ it's raining.
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