Is my interpretation in 2 correct? I'd like to know if "even" can be used as "too, also, as well" depending on context.
1. I saw four girls. Three of them were tall. The other girl was even taller. (even = to a greater degree, emphasizing taller)
2. I saw four girls. Three of them were tall. The other girl was the tallest. She was even prettier.(even = as well, too)
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If you were, in the words of the song, "a girl watcher, watchin' girls go by", then you might say: "I saw four girls, the first three were tall but the fourth was even taller, and prettier too".
In another thread several months ago, you seem to have said that "even" can be used as "also, as well, too", so I doubt if it can be used in two ways of "much, still, far" and that kind of "also, as well, etc", but now you seem to be saying the opposite thing. Anyway, I found "yet, still", a very different definition like the following, so the three definitions are still ailing me. Please get me out of this confusion!!!
Even | Define Even at Dictionary.com
15. still; yet (used to emphasize a comparative): even more suitable.
Joan was pretty; Mary was even prettier. That's fine.
Last edited by 5jj; 11-Feb-2013 at 06:23.