Which of the following options is acceptable in the following sentence?
____________ your dog isn't sick, you will still need to take it to the vet to get shots regularly.
(1) Even (2) Even if (3) If (4) Although
My asnwer is (2) Even if, but why other options are not acceptable?
Your answer is the right one by a mile. (1) and (3) are just plain wrong. A weak case could be pleaded for (4).